HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 c1554W
Mr. Price

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether there are among the Consultative Panel in his department for post-war reconstruction any constructional and heating engineers, experts in geology, agriculture, horticulture and transport?

Mr. Hicks

While the Panel is by no means devoid of expert advice on engineering, agriculture and transport, it does not, and within reasonable dimensions cannot, include full advice on all subjects which will arise in the preparatory work for physical reconstruction. The present membership was chosen expressly for the initial task of considering the planning machinery. It is one of the instruments available to my Noble Friend, who in addition has the assistance of other Departments and of numerous professional and technical associations.