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Building And Civil Engineering (Committee)

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 17 June 1942

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings which organisations, institutions, groups or persons were invited to attend, or to send representatives to, the meeting held by his Ministry on Thursday, nth June, 1942, with the object of forming an advisory council; how many persons it is intended shall be on this council; who will be the chairman and secretary; and what are the terms of reference?

The only meeting held in the Ministry of Works and Buildings on the date in question was for the purpose of giving further consideration to the question, which has for some time been under discussion, of establishing a Codes of Practice Committee for building and civil engineering. The following institutions and departments were invited to send representatives to the meeting:—

  • Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Institution of Electrical Engineers.
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Institution of Municipal and County Engineers.
  • Institution of Structural Engineers.
  • Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors.
  • Building Industries National Council.
  • British Standards Institution.
  • Institution of Civil Engineers,
together with representatives of the—

  • Ministry of Health.
  • Research and Experiments Department (Ministry of Home Security).
  • Building Research Station (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research).
  • Ministry of Works and Buildings.