§ Major KINDERSLEY
asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to a new method of building, which is now being demonstrated at Tonbridge, under which it is claimed that an unskilled man can lay 3,000 bricks a day; whether he has taken steps to test the claims made for this invention and with what results?2277W
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I am aware that a new method of laying bricks in cottage construction, in regard to which I have had inquiries made, is being tried at Tonbridge, but the work is not sufficiently advanced to enable any opinion to be expressed upon it.
§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Health whether any estimate has been formed, and in that case what it is, of the number of semi-skilled builders' labourers who, if permitted, could act as bricklayers on plain work?