§ 77. Mr. EMLYN-JONES
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the housing scheme in Sherborne has been held up through scarcity of bricks; that there are a number of derelict brickyards in the vicinity that could conveniently be opened for the purpose of supplying the bricks required in the neighbourhood; and what steps he is taking to ensure an adequate supply of bricks at reasonable prices?
My right hon. Friend's attention had not previously been drawn to the facts stated in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, the supply of bricks at a reasonable cost is one of the matters which are under consideration by the Government in connection with their general housing proposals.
§ Mr. W. GREENWOOD
In view of the seriousness of this matter, will the Minister recommend to the President of the Board of Trade that the derelict brickyards, as well as the derelict shipyards, should be granted facilities under the Trade Facilities Act?
§ Mr. P. HARRIS
Is the Minister aware that the London County Council did for some time manufacture bricks at Norbury, and very successfully, and that some of the houses built of those bricks were the cheapest ever erected?