HC Deb 16 June 1958 vol 589 c666
28. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Paymaster-General what progress has been made with the drafting of the Regulations under the Thermal Insulation (Industrial Buildings) Act, 1957; and by what date he anticipates it will be possible to lay them before Parliament.

Sir I. Horobin

Consultations are continuing on the preliminary proposals circulated by my Department to representative organisations last February. My noble Friend hopes to be able to lay the Regulations before Parliament before the Summer Recess.

Mr. Nabarro

Is my hon. Friend aware that the requirement of the Act is that these Regulations should become effective from 1st January, 1959, or such earlier date as the Minister may decide. Can he say whether it will be possible to make them effective before 1st January, 1959?

Sir I. Horobin

Not at this stage. We must give everybody an opportunity to make observations and we must then consider them. At the moment, it does not appear likely that the proposals will require very substantial modification.