§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has now received from the RIBA details of its most recent six-monthly survey of the workload in private architectural practices and in public sector offices; and what action he proposes to take on the principal finding that only 7 per cent. of private practices, compared with 76 per cent. of public offices, have more than 12 months' work in hand.
§ Mr. Freeson
Yes. The problems facing the architectural profession are an integral part of the problems facing the construction industry generally, and I shall be discussing the situation further in the National Consultative Council for the Building and Civil Engineering Industries shortly.