§ 12. Mr. Russell
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, whether the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research has yet investigated the use of a polythene tent to cover a house-building site in Sussex, 184 thereby saving over 200 man-hours which would otherwise have been lost in wet weather; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. H. Nicholls
The Building Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research has studied various methods of covering building work under construction and is aware that it is possible to do so both effectively and economically, and we hope that this Question will draw attention to this facility so that builders can use their own discretion as to its use. It is, of course, a matter for individual builders, in the light of local conditions, to decide what use to make of the knowledge available.