§ 97. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Works how many dumps of building materials there are in the North Western area, the North Midlands area and throughout the country respectively; and why firms are permitted to buy reinforcing rods at five shillings per 25-yard roll, and after a little work on them to sell at £5 18s. a roll.
§ 98. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Works if he will give the quantities and delivery time that is being asked for materials in the dumps in the North Western area, and, in particular, for the U.S. strong wire netting and bars suitable for reinforced concrete, four-inch and six-inch 114W pipes fitted with steel collars; the amount of timber in different grades and its possible uses; steel ladders, electric cables, pumps, water tanks, rolled steel joists, angle iron, galvanised tanks, steel tubes, flat steel bars, expanding metal, reinforcing fabrics; the number of galvanised corrugated iron and asbestos sheets suitable for roofing; and how many small generating sets there are and their horse power.
§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Works if he will give a list of the principal building-trade materials in the dumps of building materials at Woolton, Hale Wood, Ditton, Widnes and Liverpool, showing the quantities and the delivery dates that are being asked by suppliers of the materials to building contractors.