HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 cc438-9W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether it is the intention, where housing schemes are sanctioned by his Department, that the Government will appoint architects or surveyors to supervise the schemes on its behalf; and, if so, whether, it is the intention to employ, as far as possible, architects or surveyors practising in the localities where the schemes may be undertaken?


The Local Government Board will appoint architects and surveyors on the staffs of the Director of Housing and the Housing Commissioners only. The local supervision of the schemes approved by the Board will, as a rule, be carried out by local authorities in consultation with the Housing Commissioner. The responsibility for selecting architects and surveyors for the local supervision or execution of schemes will rest with the local authorities, who will, presumably, give preference to local architects and surveyors.