HC Deb 05 July 1977 vol 934 cc490-1W
Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the fact that the Minister for Housing and Construction has been unable to state on 30th November 1976, 3rd February, 19th April and 15th June 1977 whether he will set up a full type-approval system in his Department, as recommended by the Agrément Board, he will now (a) outline the reasons for the delay in reaching a decision on this matter and (b) give any assurance that a full statement will be made before the Summer Recess.

Mr. Freeson

A fully comprehensive system would make heavy demands on scarce resources of finance and skilled manpower. Any more economical system that could be built-up progressively would have to be carefully designed and would in any event require amending legisla tion. We are considering these and other problems. I will make a statement as soon as possible, I hope before the recess

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