HC Deb 03 February 1947 vol 432 cc294-5W
111. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Works when the Report of the Brick Amenities Committee will be published; and what action he proposes to take to implement its recommendations.

Mr. Tomlinson

I welcome this Report which has been published today and commend it to those responsible for carrying on the industry. The improvements it recommends will make the industry more attractive to recruits and will give encouragement to those already employed in it. The suggestions with regard to technical improvements are already under consideration in connection with a report on technical problems of production recently made by a Committee of the National Brick Advisory Council and the industry can count on any assistance that it is in the power of my Department to give. The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Fuel and Power are reviewing the statutory welfare requirements for brickworks and clay pits respectively in the light of the recommendations of the committee, and I understand that the Ministry of Labour contemplate the early publication of Draft Regulations to strengthen the existing Clay Works Welfare Order under the Factories Act.