HC Deb 18 March 1965 vol 708 c304W
59. Mr. Urwin

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what evidence he has accumulated of the use by education authorities of single industrialised building systems in new constructional projects; which of these are considered to be most suitable; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prentice

Systems of industrialised building were used for one-fifth of all the major school building projects started in 1963–64. This is encouraging, but I hope that we shall achieve a considerably higher figure in the next few years. A special unit which was set up in my Department last year to stimulate productivity in educational building collates technical information about the various systems available. Officers of my Department are ready to advise local education authorities and the governing bodies of schools and colleges and to help them to select a system suitable to their needs.