Mr. McQuarrie asked
the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his reply, Official Report, 1 April, column 439, why the Society of Engineers Incorporated is not included in the list of bodies designated for the purposes of approved inspectors for checking and carrying out site supervision under section 49 of the Building Act 1984; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
In September 1984 the Department consulted a number of professional institutions, including the Society of Engineers Incorporated on proposals to designate the eight bodies listed in the answer which I gave on 1 April. The society did not respond and my right hon. Friend does not intend at present to designate other bodies.