§ 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 31st88W 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