§ 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."