HC Deb 21 April 1964 vol 693 c160W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what steps he is taking to overcome the shortage of facing bricks.

Mr. Rippon

In February and March the output of facing bricks reached record figures amounting to an increase of over 10 per cent. for the previous record for this two-month period. Many brickmakers have been taking steps to increase their capacity and I am confident that the brick industry will do all they can to meet the demand.