asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether he has any further Report to make on the progress of the Simmonds' Committee for the Brick Industry?
Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend wishes me to say that the final Report of the Committee on the brick industry under the chairmanship of the hon. Member for Duddeston (Mr. Simmonds) will be issued to-morrow with a note by the Minister on the recommendations. The Report deals with the technical side of the brick industry and indicates steps designed to increase efficiency and enable it better to contribute to the post-war building programme. My Noble Friend is very grateful for the valuable work which the hon. Member and his Committee have carried out.