HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 cc500-1
5. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Health to what extent local authorities have been authorised to permit the use of galvanised wire as wall ties in housing work; and whether the usual wall ties are available or in short supply.

Mr. Bevan

Local authorities have been instructed to specify wall ties in accordance with British Standard 1243/45 for their housing work, and this permits the use of zinc-coated wire ties. No shortages of the standard types of wall tie have been reported to me.

Mr. Bossom

Is the Minister aware that only yesterday the Parliamentary Secretary admitted that there was a shortage of these very items?

Mr. Bevan

Where? Not at the moment.