asked the Minister of Health who is the representative of his 1851W Department on the Building Research Board; whether he can yet state how the work of this Board is to be developed in order to assist housing; and at what cost?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The representative of the Ministry on the Building Research Board is Mr. Raymond Unwin. The- work of the Building Research Board is being extended to include research into all aspects of the housing problem susceptible to scientific treatment such as the examination of new materials and methods of construction and the possibility of economising in the use of present materials. Additions to the staff of the Building Research Station are being made, and a building at Watford has been acquired and is being equipped at a capital cost of about £12,000. The additional maintenance charges involved will be of the order of £15,000 per annum.