§ Mr. McKINLAY
asked the Minister of Transport if he has received a letter from the National Joint Industrial Council for the quarrying industry urging the substitution of British in place of Norwegian kerb-sets used in road construction; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I have received various representations of the character mentioned with which I am in sympathy. As showing the policy of my Department, I am supplying my hon. Friend with a copy of a circular letter issued on 20th February, 1930, to all highway authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland regarding the use of British materials for works assisted by grants from the Road Fund. I regret, however, that in certain recent cases local authorities desiring to use British granite have had difficulty in obtaining tenders or in securing adequate deliveries. It seems to me highly desirable that these obstacles to the wider use of British materials should be removed.