HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 cc1847-8
75. Major CHURCH

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the short- age of supply of British granite gerbs, he will give due consideration to the use of concrete kerbs, for which a British engineering standards specification was drawn up in 1928, in connection with housing schemes involving the making up of roads; and will he instruct the Ministry of Health inspectors to recommend the use of such concrete kerbs instead of imported Norwegian granite kerbs?


I do not receive exact statistics on this subject, but my impression is that concrete kerbs are already, and have for some time been, used by local authorities to a very considerable extent. Their use is in fact encouraged by my officers.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at least one of his inspectors is apparently unaware that the use of concrete kerbs has been recommended by his Department, and that there is a British engineering standard specification for concrete kerbs, and that he has deprecated the use of such kerbs?


I am not aware of that, but I shall be glad to have the facts.

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