§ 9. Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many qualified architects dealing with school affairs are employed in the Welsh Office.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
It is considered sufficient at the moment. The senior architect not only maintains close liaison with professional colleagues in the Department of Education and Science but also has the support of a specialist team of Her Majesty's Inspectors who work closely with local authorities. I am afraid that, without notice, I cannot give an answer about the average length of time taken.