HC Deb 21 April 1964 vol 693 c160W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what progress has been made by his Department in standardising the 500 different sizes and lengths of timber components currently used in building.

Mr. Rippon

The Ministry's work on dimensional co-ordination will help to achieve standardisation in the sizes of building components made from timber. Complete standardisation of sawn sizes for traditional building is probably unattainable.