§ Mr. Sparks
asked the Minister of Works if, during the present shortage in the supply of bricks for general building purposes, he will regulate supplies and take steps to increase production.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The policy of the present Government is to encourage those who are prepared to expand the production of bricks, and the success of that policy is reflected in the increase of nearly 20 per cent. in production since 1951. I do not favour measures to regulate distribution