HC Deb 20 February 1924 vol 169 cc1789-90W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that clinker refuse from destructors and electric light works is worked up abroad successfully and cheaply into bricks for building; and whether he will consider this method of relieving the brick shortage and obtaining cheaper houses?


I am aware that good clinker may be used successfully as aggregate for concrete, though it is difficult to form a judgment of relative cheapness of the process without reference to local conditions in the particular case. I have every hope that the brick industry will succeeed in producing sufficient bricks to meet the housing needs, and I shall welcome all action to that end on the part of the industry. Attention will, of course, be given to all promising methods of alternative construction.