HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 cc210-1W
Mr. Urwin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will name the organisations he has consulted, or is consulting, on the question of bridge design.

Mr. Speed

Bridge design in its broadest sense can involve consultation

Name of Organisation Topics
British Iron and Steel Research Association Steelwork design.
British Steel Corporation Central Laboratories
Cement and Concrete Association Concrete design.
Constructional Steel Research and Development Organisation (CONSTRADO) Steel fabrication.
Meteorological Office Wind speeds and temperature variation.
National Physical Laboratory (Department of Trade and Industry) Wind tunnel testing.
University Research Departments Specific research projects.
Welding Institute Welding problems.

Name of Organisation Topics
The Design Council Appearance of footbridges.
Royal Fine Art Commission Specific bridge projects and policy regarding appearance of bridges.