HL Deb 17 April 1962 vol 239 c775

2.34 p.m.


My Lords, I beg leave to ask the first Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.

[The Question was as follows:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will state where in England it is possible for a student to take a complete three to four years' course in town planning, covering the technical, scientific and artistic phases of this profession and ending with a qualifying examination.]


My Lords, at the Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts students can obtain in four years qualifications in town planning which give exemption from the final examination of the Town Planning Institute. This involves a two-year full-time certificate course followed by a two-year full-time diploma course. There are also some five-year full-time courses as well as a number of part-time courses of varying durations leading to exemption from this examination. With your Lordships' permission, I will circulate details of these courses in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


I thank my noble friend for that information, of which I hope all local authorities will take advantage.

Following is the information referred to in Lord Newton's Answer

Institution Type of course
University of Liverpool (Department of Civil Design). Postgraduate 2 year full-time course.
University of London (Department of Town Planning, University College). Postgraduate 3 year diploma course.
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