§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has approved any inspectors for the purpose of operating the system of private certification for building control
§ Mr. John Patten
My right hon. Friend has today approved the National House-Building Council's subsidiary company, NHBC Building Control Services Ltd., as an inspector to supervise the erection of dwellings of up to four storeys (or three storeys and a basement). He has also approved the National House-Building Council's insurance scheme which will apply to all dwellings which it inspects in this capacity.