HC Deb 07 June 1946 vol 423 cc398-9W
Mr. Naylor

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the shortage of bricks in Scotland; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir. I have already made arrangements for bulk deliveries over a period of some 15-20 million bricks from the Fletton area to Scotland. They will be delivered by special train loads to certain points in Scotland and will there be sold at the average ex-works price of Scottish produced bricks. The additional costs will be met in the first instance from the Building Materials and Housing Fund, but a Supplementary Estimate to reimburse the Fund will be laid before the House in due course.