asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether the standardisation of bricks is being considered by his Department?
§ Mr. Hicks
Yes, Sir. After consultation with Government Departments, architects, building contractors, civil engineers, operatives and brickmakers, a recommendation was issued in June last to all Government Departments and other brick users to limit the types of bricks for construction purposes in England and Wales to those of a depth of 2⅝ inches and 2⅞ inches, being types 2 and 3 of British Standard Specification. I have at present under consideration, in consultation with the interests concerned, the question of the steps that should be taken as regards the standardisation of bricks for construction purposes in Scotland.