HC Deb 03 June 1946 vol 423 c270W
122. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Health in how many instances housing work, either temporary or permanent, is being held up due to shortage of either copper, zinc or lead; and what he is doing to overcome this situation.

Mr. Key

No instance of serious delay in housing work owing to lack of these materials has been recently brought to my right hon. Friend's notice; he is, of course, aware of the shortages, particularly of lead, and he has issued a memorandum to local authorities suggesting economies and the alternative materials that may be used. If my right hon. Friend could have details of any case in which progress is being delayed by shortage of any of these materials, he would be glad to look into it.

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