§ Mr. P. HARRIS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there are quantities of bricks stacked at the London County Council Becontree housing estate ready to be used for constructing houses; that before the dispute in the building trade it was impossible to find the necessary skilled labour for constructing houses with them; and whether he can suggest any method by which the difficulty can be overcome?
My right hon. Friend is aware that there are bricks stacked on this site, but on other sites there is a shortage of material. One of the main objects of the Government Housing Scheme is to facilitate the augmentation of skilled labour and material in the building industry and to balance the supplies of both, and he has every hope that the result will be attained.