HC Deb 30 June 1949 vol 466 c104W
70. Sir R. Acland

asked the Minister of Health whether the delay of nine to 12 months in the delivery in galvanised piping for council housing schemes is general throughout the country, or limited to some areas only; and whether he will do anything directly, or in co-operation with other Government Departments, to improve the position.

Mr. Bevan

Some delay in obtaining this type of tubing is general but contractors normally order well in advance and few houses are held up on this score. To assist in meeting the demand, production has recently been substantially increased.