HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc87-8W
114. Mr. Molson

asked the Minister of Works the present stock of bricks, timber and other building materials available in this country.

Mr. Tomlinson

The stocks of bricks and other building materials sold and unsold held by manufacturers on 31st December, 1946, are shown in the following statement. There is no stock A timber earmarked for building purposes separately from other uses.

Stock at works on 31st December, 1940.
Item Unit Stock.
Bricks Millions 270
Cement Tons 243,880
Salt Glazed Pipes (excluding Conduits). Tons 54,365
Roofing Felt Rolls of 24 square yards. 109,696
Wood Wool Slabs Square Yards 113,373
Plaster No stock maintained
Plasterboard Square Yards 490,915
Slates Roof (as at 30th November, 1946) Squares 32,168
Concrete Roof Tiles Squares 38,721
Clay Roof Tiles (provisional). Squares 32,968
Clay Floor Tiles Square Yards 34,288
Metal Windows, steel Square Feet 2,662,000
Metal Windows, alloy Square Feet 176,000