HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 c1807

asked how many officials are employed in the Department of the Director of Building Materials and Supplies, and what is the monthly cost; and whether, with a view to accelerating the housing schemes, steps will be taken to abolish it without delay?

86. Captain TUDOR-REES

asked the Minister of Health the size of the staff of the Director of Building Material Supplies and the annual cost of that Department; whether he is aware that that Department is a source of irritation to those engaged in the building trade; and whether, since it is a hindrance and checks progress in the erection of houses, he will take steps to bring it to an end?


I may refer the hon. Members to the replies I gave last week to similar questions addressed to me by the hon. Members for Lincoln and the Isle of Ely, of which I am sending them copies.