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Brick And Tile Making (Fuel Allocation)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 20 May 1947

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100 and 101.

asked the Minister of Works (I) how much fuel is to be allocated during the summer months to brick and tile manufacturers in cases where there has been no exceptional expansion since last summer; and whether he is satisfied that the distribution between the various coal regions is equitable;

(2) whether brick and tile manufacturers are to receive the fuel allocation of approximately 85 per cent. which is to be made to the building materials industries, where there has been an exceptional expansion since last summer.

Industry is to receive this summer the same allocation of coal as it received last summer which represents approximately 85 per cent. of estimated requirements. To cover the expansion of capacity in the building materials industries, including bricks and tiles, an additional quantity of coal has been allocated so that they should also receive approximately 85 per cent. of their expanded requirements this summer. Every effort