HC Deb 23 June 1938 vol 337 c1283W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what steps are taken by his Department to ensure that new schools are built in such a form and of such materials as to conform with the traditions and physical surroundings of the locality; and whether his Department consults with the panel of architects, associated with the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, in new building plans?

Mr. Lindsay

The design of school buildings and the materials employed are matters for the school authorities concerned, but as my hon. Friend will see from Educational Pamphlet No. 107, of which I am sending him a copy, the Board have reminded them of the importance of the considerations to which he refers, and have suggested that authorities should consult the advisory panels set up with the approval of the Ministry of Health under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932.