§ 72. Mr. SHORT
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in France during the War many persons were engaged in the opening up of chalk quarries and preparing the chalk by specially mixing with cement in a manner suitable for road-making and house-building; and whether, in view of the fact that by this means remunerative employment could be found for many unskilled men, he will consider the advisability of making the experiment in this country?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Cotonel ASHLEY)
I have been asked to answer this question. The use of block chalk for road foundations is familiar, but I am not acquainted with any application to road-making of the mixture described by the hon. Member. If he will supply me with further details, I will gladly have investigations made.