§ 70. Major PRESCOTT
asked the Minister of Labour how many local advisory committees in the country have impressed upon his Department the necessity of encouraging the production of bricks by every possible means; and whether he has adopted any measures to give effect to the resolutions and reports sent to him by local advisory committees on this matter?
§ Mr. WARDLE
This matter has already been brought to my notice by thirty-two local advisory committees. I am endeavouring to obtain, by release from the forces and otherwise, the workmen required by the brick making industry. As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, there are other difficulties in the way of an immediate large production of bricks. I have constantly made representations to the Departments concerned asking that every possible step be taken to remove these difficulties. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Munitions is placing very large orders for bricks.