§ 51 Mr. Shinwell
asked the Minister of Health the prices charged for bricks used for house-building in the County of Durham; whether local brick-making firms have an opportunity of tendering for supplies; and whether he has any reason to believe that local firms are being prevented from sharing in the business owing to the low price of imported bricks and uneconomic rail charges?
§ Mr. Elliot
The following are recent quotations for bricks obtained by a local authority in the county to which the hon. Member refers:
§ Common Bricks—
§ Local: 54s. 6d. per thousand and 55s. per thousand. Non-Local: 57s. per thousand.
§ Facing Bricks:
§ Local: 62s. 6d. per thousand and 60s. per thousand.
§ Non-Local: 59s. per thousand.
§ All prices delivered to site.
§ The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the third part in the negative.