HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 cc105-6W
Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has approved the proposal, commended in a recent report of the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee, to set up a Scottish body to advise him on the construction of non-traditional houses.

Mr. McNeil

Yes. I have appointed a Scottish Examination Panel whose task will beTo examine plans and specifications, referred to the Panel by the Secretary of State, for the construction of houses in Scotland by new methods or materials and to advise him whether the method of construction, the materials and the specifications generally are suitable for permanent local authority housing in Scotland. I have appointed Mr. Lockhart W. Hutson, Past President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, as Chairman of the Panel. The other members are:

James Austen Bent, Esq., Assistant General Manager, Scottish Special Housing Association Ltd.

T. Bertram, Esq., County Architect, Midlothian County Council.

Robert Boyd, Esq., Provost of Greenock.

Joseph L. Gleave, Esq., Architect.

James A. F. Morrison, Esq., J.P., City Quantity Surveyor, Dundee.