HC Deb 07 December 1920 vol 135 cc1941-2W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that many stone quarries in Scotland are closed at present, thus aggravating the difficulty of securing rock of a quality well suited for the building of urgently needed dwellings; whether he will consider the advisability of empowering local authorities to equip and work closed quarries which they consider would produce stone in sufficient quantities and at reasonable prices, thus liberating the present supply of bricks for districts in which no stone is available?


I am aware that a number of stone quarries in Scotland are closed at present. At the same time some quarries which have been closed down have been re-opened. If any pro- posals of the nature mentioned by my hon. Friend are submitted to the Scottish Board of Health they will receive careful consideration.

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