Building Materials and Construction Methods (Committee)

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing – in the House of Commons on 19th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Harry Selley Mr Harry Selley , Battersea South

asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to set up a committee, similar to those appointed in 1919 and 1924 under the chairmanship of Mr. W. Dunn and Sir Ernest Moir, respectively, to inquire and report as to the new materials and methods of construction for the building of houses after the war?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend the Minister of Works and Planning, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, and I have conjointly appointed a Committee to investigate the subject interdepartmentally. The Committee have already met. The terms of reference of the Committee are: to consider materials and methods of construction suitable for the building of houses and flats, having regard to efficiency, economy and speed of erection, and to make recommendations for post-war practice in the light of all relevant findings of the Study Committees coordinated by the Directorate of Post-war Building of the Ministry of Works and Planning. The Chairman of the Committee is Sir George Burt.