HC Deb 17 July 1997 vol 298 cc279-81W
Mrs. Ann Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the membership of each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies with responsibility for the construction industry, indicating their functions and terms of reference; and if he will make a statement on their role in respect of Government policy in the construction industry. [8458]

Mr. Raynsford

There are four such bodies.



  • Professor Jack Anderson


  • Mr. Ken Blount
  • Mr. Norman Bright MBE
  • Mr. Graham Butler
  • Mr. James Carter
  • Mr. Henry Dawson
  • Mr. Michael Finn
  • Mr. Stuart Holt
  • Professor Patrick O'Sullivan OBE
  • Miss Pat Tindale
  • Professor John Wiltshire.

The Committee is established under Section 14 of the Building Act 1984 to advise the Secretary of State on the exercise of his power to make building regulations, and on other subjects connected with building regulations.



  • Mr. A. J. Jackson CBE


  • Mr. N. M. Chaldecott OBE
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  • Mr. A. M. Cooper
  • Mrs. O. C. Dargan
  • Mr. R. F. Gainsford
  • Mr. D. J. Harper
  • Dr. P. C. Hewlett
  • Mr. T. Henney
  • Mr. D. W. Quinion
  • Mr. C. A. Rackcliffe
  • Miss. P. Tindale
  • Mr. J. W. Turner CBE
  • Mr. C. A. Wilson.

The British Board of Agrément (BBA), established in 1966, assesses and certifies the performance of construction products and materials which are new or innovative or for which no technical standards exist. Agrément Certificates are recognised within the Approved Document to Building Regulation 7 as a means of establishing a product's fitness for use.

BBA also provides important services in relation to implementation of the Construction Products Directive, representing the UK in the European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA), and in the European Union of Agrément. BBA currently holds the Presidency of EOTA.

Although BBA is an executive NDPB, it also runs as a commercial organisation and is a company limited by guarantee.



  • Professor Peter Dale


  • Professor Jack Anderson
  • Mr. Norman Bright MBE
  • Miss Pat Tindale
  • Mr. Don Leeper
  • Dr. Jack Chapman
  • Miss Judith Stammers
  • Dr. Dipesh Bhattacharya
  • Mrs. Sandi Rhys Jones.

The terms of reference of the Panel are to provide informed, strategic advice to the Department on trends in construction and the development of research strategies in relation to emerging technical issues relevant to the construction process and to the Department's statutory responsibilities and policy objectives; and to give informed, strategic advice on the value of past research—its appropriateness, relevance to policy, management, impact, achievement and transfer into effective application.



  • Mr. P. M. Rose CBE


  • Mr. J. Bonney
  • Mr. P. D. Marshall
  • Mr. J. Gill
  • Mr. C. Jarvis
  • Mr. J. R. Owens
  • Mr. A Lorentzen
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  • Mr. D. Wilkinson
  • Mr. C. M. F. Newton
  • Ms A. Carew-Cox
  • Mr. K. Lambourne
  • Mr. M. Arndell.

The terms of reference of the Group are: To provide timely and effective advice to DETR Ministers and Officials on methods and priorities for pursuing business opportunities overseas for UK suppliers of building materials and construction products. To provide feedback more generally on the delivery and effectiveness of support mechanisms provided by government and other organisations and, where appropriate, to suggest improvements. To provide advice on measures to improve co-ordination, communication and presentation of export opportunities and initiatives within the industry and between government and industry.