HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 c130W
83. Lady Grant

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the acute shortage of cement in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland; and whether he will take urgent steps to increase the supply.

Mr. Durbin

I would refer the hon. Lady to the answer given by my right hon. Friend yesterday to the hon. and learned Member for North Aberdeen (Mr. Hector Hughes), from which she will see that steps have already been taken to ship increased supplies of cement to the North East of Scotland.

84. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Minister of Works what action he is taking to increase the supplies of cement in Scotland so that housing schemes may not be delayed on account of the shortage of this essential material.

Mr. Durbin

Steps have been taken to increase the quantity of cement shipped to Scotland to the limit of berthing and loading facilities. In addition, arrangements have been made for further supplies to be available for transport by road.