§ 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 2066 advice on this subject from the Overseas Food Corporation?