HC Deb 19 April 1948 vol 449 c1432
54. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Works if he will make an Order amending S.R. & O., 1947, Nos. 1641 and 2821 to enable the liquidator of the Tamworth Brick Company Limited to sell 500,000 bricks below existing statutory minimum prices, because any bricks unsold will necessarily be abandoned upon the imminent termination of the Company's lease.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Key)

No, Sir, but steps are being taken to assist the liquidator to sell the bricks.

Sir J. Mellor

Will the right hon. Gentleman give some idea of what the steps are, because they have tried for a long time to obtain the minimum price and are unable to do it? Will they not be allowed to reduce their prices and sell below?

Mr. Key

I think there is a customer for all these particular bricks.