HC Deb 06 February 1947 vol 432 cc398-9W
106. Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Transport why Circular No. 604, "Appointments of Surveyor," makes no specific mention of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as a qualification; and if he will give an assurance that this institution will be considered as an equivalent qualification and will not be considered inferior or detrimental to the applicant.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Circular No. 604 deals with contributions from the Road Fund towards the salaries of the engineers or surveyors to local authorities responsible for the maintenance of roads, and the qualifications to which it refers are consequently such as to indicate proficiency in road engineering. While membership of the institution referred to would be taken into consideration, my right hon. Friend is not prepared to accept it, by itself, as a testimony of the applicant's ability in the particular and specialised field of road engineering.