HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 cc91-2W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Works whether, in view of the fact that the volume of brick construction in 1947 only reached 56 per cent. of pre-war capacity, he will appoint a committee of inquiry to consider the short- and long-term effects on the industrial and social economy of the country of the development of non-traditional building.

Mr. Key

All possible steps are already being taken to promote the use of bricks at the present time and I do not think it would serve any useful purpose to appoint a committee.