§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning the names and qualifications of the members of the advisory council which has been set up to consider and report upon problems and policies affecting the present and future position of the building and civil engineering industries; and by which bodies such members were respectively nominated?
§ Mr. Hicks
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Advisory Council of the Building and Civil Engineering Industries which has recently been estab- 229W lished by my Noble Friend. The terms of reference of the Council are as follow:the examination and mutual consideration of problems and policies affecting the present and future position of the building and civil engineering industries in relation to the demands of the country's building and civil engineering requirements.
The Council consists of representatives nominated by the organisations of employers and operatives in the Building and Civil Engineering Industries, together with representatives nominated by the professional institutions. The names of the members of the bodies by which they have been nominated are as follow:
Nominated by the National Federation of Building Trades' Employers.
Mr. T. Howarth, O.B.E., Director, Messsrs R. & T. Howarth Ltd., Builders and Public Works Contractors, Rochdale.—President of National Federation of Building Trades Employers.
Sir Jonah Walker-Smith, M.P.—Director of the Federation.
Mr. G. H. Parker, C.B.E., Director, Messrs. G. H. Porter, Ltd., Public Works Contractors, Peckham.—Chairman of the National Joint Council of the Building Industry, Vice-President of the Building Industries National Council.
Nominated by the Scottish National Building Trades Federation (Employers).
Mr. A. G. Hutton, Partner, Messrs. A. G. Hutton and Son, Roofing Contractors, Johnstone.—Executive Member and Past President of the Scottish National Building Trades Federation (Employers).
Nominated by the Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors.
Mr. H. T. Holloway, Director, Messrs. Holloway (Brothers) London Ltd., Contractors, London.—President of the Federation.
Mr. J. Crowley, B.E., M.Inst.C.E., Director, Messrs. Crowley, Russell & Co., Ltd., Public Works Contractors, Glasgow.—Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Federation and Scottish representative.
Mr. N. H. Le Mare, Director, Messrs. Nor-west Construction Co. Ltd., Civil Engineering Contractors, Liverpool.—Member of the Council of the Federation.
Nominated by the National Federation of Building Trades' Operatives.
Mr. J. W. Stephenson, J.P., General Secretary Plumbers, Glaziers and Domestic Engineers Union—President of the Federation.
Mr. R. Coppock, C.B.E.—General Secretary of the Federation, President of the Building Industries' National Council.
Mr. L. Fawcett, General Secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers—Member of the Executive of the Federation.230W
Mr. B. Sandercock, Executive Council Member, Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers—Member of the Executive of the Federation.
Nominated by the Civil Engineering Conciliation Board (Operatives).
Mr. H. Bullock, National Industrial Officer, National Union of General & Municipal Workers—Chairman of Operatives side of Board.
Mr. T. Pugh, National Secretary of Building Trade Group of Transport & General Workers Union—Secretary of Operatives side of Board.
Nominated by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Mr. W. H. Ansell, M.C., P.R.I.B.A.—President of the Institute.
Mr. H. Worthington, O.B.E., F.R.I.B.A., Partner, Messrs. Thomas Worthington & Sons, Architects, Manchester—Past President of the Manchester Society of Architects.
Nominated by the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Sir Peirson Frank, M.Inst.C.E., F.S.I., Chief Engineer, L.C.C.—Vice-President of the Institution.
Mr. W. T. Halcrow, M.Inst.C.E., Partner, Messrs. W. T. Halcrow & Partners, Consulting Civil Engineers, London—Member of the Council of the Institution.
Nominated by the Chartered Surveyors Institution.
Mr. A. W. Davson, F.S.I., Partner, Messrs. Davson & Pritchard, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, London—Chairman of the Quantity Surveyors Committee of the Institution.
Mr. A. H. Purdie, F.S.I., Partner, Messrs. John Dansken & Purdie, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Glasgow—Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Institution.