HC Deb 21 February 1956 vol 549 c29W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Education to draw the attention of the various institutions under his control giving technical instruction on architecture and building to the saving resulting from the use of modular co-ordination both in cost and in time of production of drawings and buildings; and if he will arrange that lectures should be given on this subject.

Sir D. Eccles

I am aware that a number of architects, including my Department's Development Group, have used such methods with success. The underlying theory is being studied in several of the leading schools of architecture and other research establishments, but it has not in my view developed to the point where it can profitably be included in the syllabus of building courses generally. While researches are continuing, I hope that teachers of architecture and building will keep themselves abreast of developments in this field and I welcome the publicity which is being given to this topic by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the British Standards Institution, the Building Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and the Modular Society.