HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 cc140-1W
96. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Works what action he is taking to secure increased supplies of cement to builders in the north-east of England.

Mr. Eccles

I have asked the cement companies to send increased supplies of cement to the north-east and, in spite of great difficulties, they have done so. During the past seven weeks, the rate of deliveries into the Northern Region have been nearly 30 per cent. greater than in the corresponding period last year.