§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether his Ministry is collecting and co-ordinating up-to-date authentic information affecting scientific and aesthetic conditions of, and location of, population, industry, agriculture, transport, etc.; if so, who is in charge of this research; and how soon will it be ready for issue, in a clear and practical form, for the guidance of planners who will be responsible to local authorities for this section of war reconstruction?
§ Mr. Hicks
Yes, Sir. My Noble Friend has initiated a programme of planning research on the matters which he within his sphere. In these matters information is being sought from numerous qualified bodies. This programme is under the general control of the staff appointed by my Noble Friend to assist him in carrying 225W out the responsibilities for physical reconstruction entrusted to him. My Noble Friend is not yet in a position to say when, or in what form, the results of such research will be published.