§ Mr. T. Lewis
asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production whether he is aware of the shortage in the supply of domestic hot water boilers; to what extent this is due to the labour shortage; and, having regard to the need for such equipment in the new housing 779W schemes, it he will press for the return or men from the Forces for this class of work.
§ Mr. Leonard
The deficiency in the supply of domestic hot water boilers is due primarily to shortage of labour. All possible steps are being taken to secure the release of labour from the Forces and production has increased during the last few months.