§ Mr. Hardie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the Glasgow Corporation and other local authorities are finding it difficult to obtain an adequate supply of bricks, timber, and other material for housing schemes and that there is a shortage of iron rods for reinforced concrete buildings; and will he take action to secure preference for local authorities in the matter of supplies for housing contracts?43W
§ Mr. Elliot
No serious difficulties in obtaining supplies of bricks, timber, or other materials have come to my notice, although I am aware that there has been some delay in obtaining steel rods and metal fittings. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer to the replies given to the hon. Member on 16th March.