HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c196W
96. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education what steps he has taken to introduce new methods of building and new types of structure in State school architecture in order to cheapen costs and enable the large increase of young children to receive full-time primary education.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have circulated to all local education authorities and recommended to their attention the report of the Technical Working Party which deals with forms of prefabricated construction for schools, and various new types of structure are now being used in a large number of projects. I have also set up a development group in my Chief Architect's Department to study, and advise local education authorities on, the practical application of the new principles and to co-ordinate the efforts of manufacturers. I am trying to plan the building programme as far ahead as possible so that the full economies of prefabrication can be secured.