HC Deb 25 February 1966 vol 725 cc160-1W
Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what plans he is making for the construction industries as part of the Government's home defence preparations.

Mr. C. Pannell

I am planning the peacetime nucleus of an organisation designed to bring the construction industries into the home defence control system at regional level and below should the need arise. This organisation is known as the Emergency Construction Organisation and will be a means of carrying out construction work in emergency. It is being worked out in consultation with both sides of the industries, local authorities and other interested bodies. It will take the place of the Works and Building Emergency Organisation which was set up after the last war.