§ 48. Sir WILFRID SUGDEN
asked the Primo Minister if he will consider the setting up of a Government statistical board, such as at present exists in the United States of America, to deal with every section and phase of industry; and if he will utilise for such purpose the staff at one time concerned in land valuation work?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I am not aware of the nature and functions of the board in the United States referred to in the question. A permanent consultative committee for the co-ordination of official statistics has existed in this country since 1921.
§ Sir W. SUGDEN
If I give the right hon. Gentleman details of the exact type of Government statistical department in the United States, will he consider the desirability of a similar department under our Government with a view to helping the trades and industries of the country?
§ Mr. J. JONES
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the American department to which the hon. Gentleman refers has made the statement that if the machinery 236 of the United States could be used and all the workers did their share of service, that there could be a higher standard of living than now on a three-hour day?