HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 cc127-8W
51. Mr. Marsh

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether a report is now available from the small technical working party which his Department set up in conjunction with the British Constructional Steelwork Association in June, 1963, to consider how designs in constructional steel can be modified to make steel work more competitive; and what new information has been produced to show how, under present conditions, the cost of constructional steelwork compares with the cost of using other constructional methods and materials.

Mr. Sharples

The working party has completed a number of studies into the use of structural steel framework for multi-storey buildings. It has indicated that with modern design techniques the cost of a structural steel frame can approach that of other forms of construction. Further studies are in hand.