§ Sir W. Bromley-Davenport
asked the Minister of Education what assessment he has now made of the advantages and disadvantages of building modern schools with large areas of glass in the walls; and, in view of the problems involved in connection with insulation, fuel efficiency and temperature control at all seasons, what proposals he has for modifying these designs in the future schools programme.
§ Sir E. Boyle
A joint study has been undertaken with the Building Research Station on the lighting of schools and colleges, including ways of meeting the requirements for natural lighting without excessive areas of glass. A new Building Bulletin on this subject is in draft and there are existing bulletins on fuel consumption. These bulletins are intended to assist architects, but decisions on design are the responsibility of school and college authorities and their architects, subject to compliance with my building regulations, including those on lighting, heating and ventilation.