HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1784-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, at con- siderable cost to the nation, the Ministry of Munitions, in conjunction with the brickmakers of the country, fixed in 1918 the price of all the principal grades of building and engineering bricks; and whether he will consider the advisability issuing a comparative table, giving the prices of building bricks as fixed in 1918 and the prices of similar grades to-day, coupled with a tabular statement of wages, fuel, and transport during the same periods?


I am aware that under the brick control in 1918 prices were fixed for the principal grades of bricks. I will have inquiries made to ascertain whether the necessary material for the preparation of a comparative table such as the hon. Member has in mind can be obtained.


asked the Minister of Health what are the prices for bricks of various classes to-day as compared with the prices shown in the Report of the Committee on Building Materials for December last?


Complete information of the February prices is not yet available. but is being obtained and will be published as soon as possible. The returns obtained ror January indicated that there had been no change in prices of bricks since December.

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