HC Deb 04 August 1965 vol 717 cc371-2W
Mr. Urwin

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what action his Department is taking to encourage the better use of the resources available for building maintenance.

Responsibilities Immediate previous experience of present holder Date of Appointment Salary
Under Secretary Head of Division Head of Economic Section, D.S.I.R. 12. 2.65 4,785
Assistant Secretary Head of Manpower Branch Employment and Overseas Department and Industrial Relations Department, Ministry of Labour 14.12.64 3,385
Chief Executive Officer Assistance on Human and Social Problems resulting from technological change Industrial Relations Officer, Ministry of Labour 12. 3.65 2,728
Senior Executive Officer Assistance on Manpower resources for Science and Technology Industrial Training Branch and Employment Department, Ministry of Labour 1. 4.65 2,156
Higher Executive Officer Collection of short-term Statistics Inland Revenue 1. 4.65 1,896
Executive Officer Liaison with Customs and Excise Statistical Office Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance 21. 6.65 1,007
Executive Officer Assistance in Economics Branch Economics Section, D.S.I.R. 1. 4.65 1,007

Mr. Boyden

Building maintenance cost the country £900 million in 1964 and accounted for about one-third of the construction industry's total labour force. In view of its importance, my right hon. Friend proposes to set up a small standing committee under my chairmanship, with members drawn from the construction industry and associated professions, and with the following terms of reference:

"To keep under continuous review the problems involved in the maintenance of buildings, including the relationship between design and maintenance; to make recommendations regarding the dissemination of existing knowledge in these fields; to identify priorities for research and development; and to make proposals for studies."

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