Architects (Whitley Council Committee)

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr James Dance Mr James Dance , Bromsgrove 12:00 am, 8th August 1966

asked the Minister of Health what action he proposes to take following representations made to him by the Association of Official Architects for the reconstitution of the National Health Service's Professional and Technical Council B Whitley Council Committee F.

Photo of Mr Charles Loughlin Mr Charles Loughlin , Gloucestershire West

The composition of the staff sides of the Whitley Council is a matter for them; my right hon. Friend has therefore conveyed the representations of the Association of Official Architects to the Staff Side of the Professional and Technical B Whitley Council.

Photo of Mr James Dance Mr James Dance , Bromsgrove

While I am grateful to the Minister for that reply, may I ask him to stress to the Whitley Council that pretty well every architect employed in every regional board has signed the petition? It is important that they should know that.

Photo of Mr Charles Loughlin Mr Charles Loughlin , Gloucestershire West

No doubt the Whitley Council will take into account the hon. Member's observations, but this is a matter for the staff side of the Whitley Council. The hon. Member will be pleased to know that certain sub-committees are not necessarily composed wholly of the members of the staff side and that members of organisations may be co-opted for special purposes and special considerations.