§ Mr. Bartlett
asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware that many brick and tile works which had been occupied for storage purposes by the Ministry of Supply are shortly to be derequisitioned; that the key operatives necessary to restart production have not been released; and will he take steps to ensure that this will not cause unnecessary delay in the production of roofing tiles.
§ Mr. Sandys
Twenty-one clay tile and brick works are being derequisitioned and reopened. Key workers nominated by the firms concerned have been released from the Armed Forces and other war-time duties in order to make clay tiles in these yards. Efforts are being made to obtain such further labour as is required.