Building Regulations

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Rossendale

I am always glad to discuss with professional institutions and other bodies matters concerning the Building Regulations.

Officials of the Department have had two recent discussions with representatives of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and both of these touched interalia on the structure of the Building Regulations.

Photo of Mrs Renée Short Mrs Renée Short , Wolverhampton North East

But does my right hon. Friend appreciate that there is a dichotomy between the Building Regulations, which are mandatory, and the advice given by the Institution through the codes of practice committees which lay down good practice? Does he not think that this should be clarified? Would he look at this again?

Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Rossendale

We shall shortly be having a further meeting with the Institution of Structural Engineers and I will bear in mind what my hon. Friend says. I greatly appreciate the interest she takes in this matter.