§ 29. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps have been taken or are contemplated, to carry out the recommendations contained in the report by the Council for Art and Industry on design and the designer in industry?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Euan Wallace)
Most of the recommendations contained in the report to which the hon. Member refers are directed to industrialists and do not call for specific action by the Government. The remaining recommendations relate to education and are primarily for the consideration of the local education authorities and governing 900 bodies responsible for schools of art. I understand that my Noble Friend the President of the Board of Education will be glad to encourage any developments on the lines of these recommendations.
§ Sir Percy Harris
Cannot the right hon. and gallant Gentleman secure greater publicity for these proposals among industrialists through the chambers of trade and the chambers of commerce?
§ Captain Wallace
The report was published in January, 1937, and received a considerable measure of publicity. If any hon. Member has any practical suggestion to make as to what we can do in this direction, I shall be glad to have it; but the matter does not seem to be one for any specific action by the Government.