HC Deb 11 July 1944 vol 401 c1568
32. Mr. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will cause to be started a series of postgraduate courses for trained architects who are already substantially informed on town and country planning so that there will be a force of able professional men available to advise local authorities on their town and country planning work.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Ede)

I am informed that the majority of the facilities which my right hon. Friend enumerated in his letter of the 29th May, 1943, to the hon. Member are still in existence. Under present conditions it does not appear to me that the establishment of a new series of courses is called for.

Mr. Bossom

Will my right hon. Friend convey to the Minister the fact that there are not sufficient of these to provide the men who will be absolutely indispensable to carry out the work?

Mr. Ede

If applications are received for courses, we shall give the matter our most sympathetic consideration and endeavour to arrange them.

Mr. Austin Hopkinson

Would it not be better to arrange courses for untrained architects who make themselves a perfect nuisance by dabbling in things they do not understand?