§ Sir R. Tasker
asked the Minister of Works what sum has been collected to date from the levy of 5s. per thousand on bricks and 25. 6d. per ton on cement; and whether there is prospect of the abolition of the levy.
§ Mr. Sandys
The amount collected up to the end of December last from the levy of 3s. per thousand bricks sold is approximately £733,000. The levy will be abolished as soon as the objects for which it was instituted have been achieved. These are set out in the reply to the hon. Member's question on 3oth September, 1942. There is no levy on cement.