HC Deb 12 April 1951 vol 486 c1169
17. Mr. Watkinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give a list of the various committees that act as a link between his Department and industry.

Mr. Rhodes

The list of committees, etc., which act as a link between the Board of Trade and industry is too long to circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT, and I am sending it to the hon. Member.

Mr. Watkinson

Is this list as long as that of the Ministry of Supply, which has over 250 committees?

Mr. Rhodes

I should not think that ours is as long, but it is lengthy.

Mr. Shepherd

Will the hon. Gentleman undertake to review these arrangements with a view to making the organisation smaller and more efficient in its work?

Mr. Rhodes

No, Sir. This organisation is very efficient.

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