HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c85W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that brick consumption in 1947 is only 56 per cent. of prewar and that brick manufacturers are now being compelled by Government policy to consider stocking 1,000 million bricks in 1948 in addition to present stocks; and whether he will change his policy so as to allow the maximum of bricks and timber to be used to build permanent houses for our people.

Mr. Bevan

I am aware of the difficulties of the position in regard to bricks, and steps are being taken to place more contracts for traditional building to the fullest extent of local and national resources for their building.