HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 c96W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is aware that since 12th May the London Brick Company are rationing the supply of bricks; to what extent the shortage of bricks is holding up the building of houses in general and council houses in particular; and whether he will cause an inquiry to be made to ascertain to what extent his Department can assist in the increase in production of bricks.

Mr. Amery

While new plant is being brought fully into production I understand that some of the larger producers are allocating deliveries in fairness to their customers. I am about to meet the producers and the contractors to assess the effect of current reported shortages and to discuss the possibility of increasing supplies.