Oral Answers to Questions — Building Materials (Flints and Stones).

– in the House of Commons on 6th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the shortage of building materials and the need for saving bricks, he will revive along the coast the rebuilding and building of houses with flints and stones which can be gathered for nothing upon the shore, and which have accumulated of late to the detriment of a town's amenities such as Cromer?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The considerations which my hon. and gallant Friend mentions are not the only, indeed not the main, reasons for a restriction on building at the present time, but I will certainly consider the suggestion made by my hon. and gallant Friend.

Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it very important to use flints?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I have answered that in my reply.

Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

But the matter is so urgent that it requires action.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Why not mud and wattles?