HC Deb 13 November 1945 vol 415 c1891
74. Mr. Lavers

asked the Minister of Labour if, to prevent a hold up of the housing plans of the Government, he will make arrangements for suitable labour to be supplied to brick manufacturers on the North-East coast to enable closed brickyards to be reopened.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

I am aware of the importance of the brick industry and every effort is being made to provide the labour which it needs. Arrangements have been made to encourage the return of brickyard workers from oher industries, and releases are also being made under Class B.

Mr. Bossom

Would the Minister also see that this applies to the whole of the country, as bricks are used all over the country, as well as in the North-East?

Mr. Isaacs

Sometimes they are dropped in this House, too, but the answer does apply to the whole of the country.

Mr. Leslie

Is the Minister aware that the bricks made in the North are much better than the bricks made down here?