§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that facing-bricks costing 140s. per 1,000 are being used at Norwich St. Faiths aerodrome; that local facing-bricks are available at 100s. per 1,000, and that the local authority customarily use facing-bricks costing 60s. per 1,000; and what are the 749W reasons for incurring this higher expenditure?
§ Sir K. Wood
The facing-bricks which are being used are of two types costing respectively 132s. 6d. and 122s. 6d. per 1,000 delivered. I am aware that local facing-bricks are available at 100s. per 1,000, but these do not meet the requirements of my Department. The bricks used by the local authority, which cost 60s. per 1,000, also would not meet Air Ministry requirements.