HC Deb 12 May 1953 vol 515 c69W
33. Major Beamish

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps have been taken to study, on the spot, progressive methods of house construction and design in other countries; and what has been the result and the cost of these investigations.

Mr. H. Macmillan

Visits are paid from time to time by officers of my Department and of other Government organisations concerned with building, and, perhaps most important of all, by representatives of building firms and building materials producers. Results are reflected in the continual evolution of house design and housebuilding methods. It is not possible to assess the cost over so wide a field.