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Bricks (Production)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Works whether he estimates that the current year's building programme will be affected by any shortage of bricks.

The production of bricks has been rising and is now at a rate of about 11 per cent. above that of a year ago. There may be shortages of certain types in certain localities but they can generally be made up from alternative local sources and I see no reason to expect any general shortage in the country as a whole.