HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 c389W
Mr. Bourne-Arton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development whether the Board of Trade will increase its annual grant to the British Standards Institution so that the Institution can carry out the additional work on building standards and codes of practice recommended by the Building Regulations Advisory Committee in its First Report.

Mr. Heath

Subject to the approval of Parliament, I propose to increase the grant-in-aid of the British Standards Institution by £ 25,000 in the current year and by £ 50,000 in 1965– 66 on the understanding that the money will be devoted primarily to this and other work in the building field.