HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 c1143
54. Mr. Hannah

asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been called to the fact that many industries in the Wolverhampton area are in serious difficulties from the almost complete stoppage of building; and what action does he propose to take?

Colonel Llewellin

My right hon. Friend has no direct responsibility for the building industry and he is not aware of the position referred to. If however there has been curtailment of building operations in Wolverhampton, and it has been caused by shortage of building material, and the buildings are needed for work essential to the needs of the nation in war, my right hon. Friend would be glad to be informed of the details in order that they may be placed before the Works and Buildings Sub-Committee of the Ministerial Priority Committee of the Cabinet.