§ Mr. Buchanan
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what is the present position in Scotland with regard to plasterboard in the building industry in terms of the sufficiency of supply and delivery dates; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Boyden
The position in Scotland does not differ substantially from that in England and Wales. Delivery periods, though varying according to circumstances, are still generally very long but as I told the hon. Member for Ilford, North (Mr. Iremonger) on 17th May production is in the course of being increased and the present difficulties should ease progressively.