Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Works and Planning. – in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

So far as war-time standardisation is concerned, it has been dictated solely by need for economy of materials and labour; the industry has been consulted and the standard specifications have been issued through the British Standards Institution machinery. So far as postwar standardisation is concerned, the Minister has established a standardisation branch of the Directorate of Post-War Building in the charge of Mr. Francis Lorne, and one of the special Committees of the Directorate will deal with standards for all consumer requirements, including articles, fitments and accessories. It will advise on the means to ensure the best scientific and aesthetic results.