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Unravelling the issue of retired ARB members

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In reply to Maurice McCarthy's reported attack on the ARB's inclusion of retired architects on the Board's register (AJ 12.7.01), the ARB chief executive Robin Vaughan said the number is 'minimal'. He is wrong. A comparison between the ARB and RIBA databases at the October RIBA council meeting showed that there were 4,705 RIBA members who probably did not need to be ARB registered - 3,013 retired and 1,692 overseas.

As I said then, I believe that most of these retain their ARB registration because they think they need to in order to keep their RIBA affix. Unless they might practise in the UK, they should resign and save their £55.

David Rock, Harleston, Norfolk

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