§ Mr. Keeling
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is satisfied that, in view of the improvements in the design of solid-fuel-burning appliances, their manufacture is being encouraged sufficiently to ensure their use in all new houses, as recommended in the Housing Manual; and whether the production of less efficient pre-war types is being permitted or discouraged.
Major Lloyd George
Publicity has been given by the Government and by the1798W industries concerned to the improved designs of solid fuel appliances which are being developed. Unfortunately, the shortage of key labour, particularly for pattern making, makes it impossible to ensure that only new types of appliances will be manufactured. While the production of some pre-war designs may, therefore, have to continue for some time everything possible will be done to encourage the speedy manufacture of the newer types.