HC Deb 07 February 1939 vol 343 cc731-2
28. Sir Joseph Leech

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will request his economic advisers to ascertain whether the diversity of styles, types and sizes of motor-vehicles for private use creates an avoidable factor of national economic waste; and to report whether the amalgamation of motor manufacturing firms and the elimination of unnecessary variations of pattern, followed by expansion of the motor mass-production policy, would strengthen the national economic structure?

Mr. Stanley

A highly technical question of this kind is, I think, best considered by the motor industry itself, but I should be willing to give any help I could in any investigation they decided to undertake.