§ Mr. TOUCHE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether early in the War the President of the Institute of British Architects submitted plans for wooden huts and offered the services of a number of qualified architects and surveyors; and if full advantage was taken of the offer of such plans and services with beneficial results?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The President of the Royal Institute of British Architects offered the services of the Institute in its corporate capacity to assist in any work carried out by the War Department. This offer was made in May, 1915, by which time the greater part of the work was finished, and hence comparatively little advantage could be gained by the War Department availing itself of the offer. No plans for wooden huts were submitted "early in the War" by the president. A number of qualified architects and surveyors have offered themselves for service under the War Department, and, after careful examination of their qualifications, several of these have been selected. At 1503W the beginning of the War the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects was asked to send in the names of suitable men, and several of these have been given employment.