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Post-War Building Construction

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 24 March 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether he intends that existing building Acts, by-laws and Regulations now in force shall apply to post-war construction, or to introduce substantial modifications to enable the new materials and processes evolved in recent years to be adopted?

My Noble Friend is aware of the desirability of taking all possible steps to make it possible throughout the country to adopt the best methods of construction and to make use of new materials and processes evolved in recent years. As soon as the present technical studies which my Ministry has in hand with the other Departments concerned are completed, consideration will be given to the need for action on the lines indicated by my hon. Friend.

While thanking my hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask him to be as speedy as possible in getting these Regulations issued to the public?