HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 c1492
23. Mr. Costain

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of testing work for the Agrément Board on materials or components submitted for appraisal was carried out by the Building Research Station in 1970.

Mr. Channon

About 85 per cent.

Mr. Costain

Is my hon. Friend aware that I tabled this Question to draw his attention to the anomaly of having two organisations doing similar work? Will he look into this question and see what savings can be made as a result of coordination or amalgamation?

Mr. Channon

I will bear in mind and carefully study what my hon. Friend said.