HC Deb 15 January 1964 vol 687 c40W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how many buildings are being erected for his Department on the prefabricated systems similar to the Aldershot system which collapsed; and what steps he has taken to prevent similar failures.

Mr. Sharples

The four officers' messes at Aldershot were the only buildings to be erected for the Ministry in this version of this prefabricated system; other versions which are being used differ in essential respects.

Mr. James Boyden

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works, what new instructions he has issued to his architectural and supervising staff following the failure of the prefabricated buildings at Aldershot.

Mr. Sharples

The Ministry's staff concerned are fully aware of the contents of the Building Research Station's technical statement, which my right hon. Friend included in a Return to the House on 19th December, 1963. I do not consider it necessary to issue new instructions.

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