HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 cc58-9W
55. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he is aware that there is a shortage of bricks in the North-East; and what steps are being taken to increase production in order to avoid unemployment in the building industry.

Mr. Sharples

There have been delays in the delivery of some types of bricks in the North-East. The brickworks in the North-East could deal with more orders, however, and I am confident that they will do all they can to meet the increasing demand.