HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc2065-6
26. Mrs. Leah Manning

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many individual firms have asked for advice in raising productivity, from the Production Efficiency Service of the Board of Trade, in the years 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949, respectively.

Mr. H. Wilson

The number of individual firms who have asked for advice on raising productivity, from the Production Efficiency Service, is as follows: 1946, 99; 1947, 92; 1948, 132; 1949, 109.

Mrs. Manning

Can I ask my right hon. Friend from whom these firms will How get the assistance they need, since the service has been closed down.

Mr. Wilson

We are fully satisfied that there are sufficient arrangements now in industry for any firm requiring consultant advice to get it through normal channels.

Mr. Henry Strauss

Has the right hon. Gentleman received any request for advice on this subject from the Overseas Food Corporation?

Mr. Wilson

No, Sir.