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Building Codes Of Practice (Council)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Works what changes are contemplated in the responsibilities of his Department for codes of practice in building.

In agreement with the professional institutions the British Standards Institution is establishing a Council for Codes of Practice to be responsible for all work on codes of practice, including building construction and civil, mechanical and electrical engineering codes. The chairman-elect is Mr. Allan Stephen Quartermaine, C.B.E., M.C., past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.After 31st March the services carried out by my Department for the present Council for Codes of Practice for Buildings will be undertaken by the British Standards Institution. During the 11 years that this Council has worked under the aegis of my Department some 150 codes of practice, covering nearly every aspect of building, have been published and I should like to take this opportunity of paying tribute to the value of this work and expressing gratitude to the members of the code and drafting committees, whose voluntary service has made this achievement possible.