HC Deb 28 July 1959 vol 610 cc51-2W
Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Works what steps he will take to augment the supply of bricks, the shortage of which is affecting building in Swindon and prejudicing the rate of development there.

Mr. H. Nicholls

National brick production in June was 626 millions compared with 585 millions in April and 562 millions in May. In the South Western Region the figures were 12.5 in June; 11.1 in April and 9.9 in May. I have every expectation that production in the second half of the year will be greater than in the first.