HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 cc9-10
25. Mr. Baker White

asked the Minister of Works the present monthly output of breeze blocks; and what output is required to meet present housing needs.

Mr. Key

Breeze is only one of many types of aggregate which, when mixed with cement, forms concrete, and separate figures of the monthly output of breeze blocks are not available. Pre-cast concrete units, including breeze blocks, are alternatives to clay and terra cotta products, and it is, therefore, impossible to isolate the housing requirement for breeze blocks.

Sir Waldron Smithers

In view of the urgent need for a large quantity of breeze blocks, will the Minister inquire into the case of Mr. Myron, an ex-Royal Air Force officer, who is making thousands of these blocks, and who has been given notice to quit? He has been put into an impossible position.

Mr. Key

If the hon. Gentleman will send me particulars of the case I will make the necessary inquiries.