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Building Research Station, West Africa

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the objective of the Building Research Station in West Africa, to be set up under Item 133 of Colonial Research Reports, 1946–47; and whether the results of this research station will be available to governments outside West Africa.

The objective is to set up a Building Research Station which will enable co-operation to be achieved between the four West African Governments in such matters as the durability and other technical characteristics and the most efficient use of building materials (especially local materials) under prevailing climatic conditions. The answer to the second part of the Question is, "Yes."