HC Deb 10 March 1947 vol 434 c125W
10. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware that the Star Brick and Tile Company, Limited, Newport, are proposing to close down their works; and, in view of the fact that they have been producing 40,000 bricks a week, that the urgent demand for these building materials is increasing locally and that about 30 men will be thrown out of work; what action he proposes to take to enable them to continue production.

Mr. Key

This works has only recently reopened and has experienced difficulties with its plant and equipment. It will be started again as soon as reorganisation is complete.