§ Mr. Cole
asked the Minister of Works it he is aware that the building of houses by the Belfast Corporation and by private enterprise in Belfast has come to a standstill, and that materials for repairs are now almost impossible to obtain; and when the authorities in Northern Ireland may expect to get the necessary supplies.
§ Mr. Key
No. I am, however, aware that cement shortages have caused difficulties and efforts have been made to increase supplies. If the hon. Member will give details of shortages of the materials for which my Department is responsible, and which are drawn from this country, I will see if it is possible to increase supplies.