HC Deb 13 April 1964 vol 693 cc6-7W
39. Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what advance has been made in the technique of industrialised building; and whether this method is likely to contribute to the construction industry in the near future.

Mr. Sharples

The techniques of industrialised building are now well established in this country and are being increasingly used, especially in contracts for public authorities. They are already helping the building industry by increasing productivity and speeding construction. Wider use of these techniques is essential if the industry is to meet the demands with which it is likely to be faced.

44. Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what discussion he has had with the shipbuilding industry in Scotland on the development of standardised building units for domestic and commercial building.

Mr. Sharples

As I said in answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Craigton (Mr. Millan) on 10th December, 1963, thirteen Scottish shipyards have discussed the manufacture of industrialised building components with the Glasgow Inquiry Centre. An approach from another shipyard has just been received and is being dealt with.