HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 cc2574-5
77. Sir R. COOPER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if any Committee has been appointed to advise on the problem of increasing the output of industry in this country; and, if so, will he give the names of the members of this Committee and the terms of reference?


No Committee has yet been appointed to advise specially on the problem of increasing the output of industry, but doubtless this question will be considered in relation to special groups of trades by the various Committees appointed to consider the state of those trades after the War, especially in relation to international competition. I am sending a list of members of these Committees to the hon. Member.


If such a Committee is appointed on the matter of production, will the hon. Gentleman see that someone is appointed upon it who understands the relation of land monopoly in this country to production?


That is a subject which requires a good deal of understanding.