§ 81. Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Supply if he will make further endeavours to overcome the shortage of 3 inch, 4 inch and 6 inch iron or asbestos water pipes, so as to prevent a situation which will result in considerable stoppage of the housing programme throughout the country.
§ Mr. Sandys
As a result of arrangements which have already been made, production of 3 inch and 4 inch cast iron pipes is increasing substantially. Additional labour is being recruited to enable the output of 6 inch cast iron pipes to be expanded also. I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works that arrangements have also been made to step up substantially the production of asbestos cement pipes.