HC Deb 05 February 1952 vol 495 cc804-5
51. Mr. F. J. Erroll

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the desirability of setting up a national centre in this country to pool information and ideas on industrial productivity.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Government attaches the greatest importance to increasing industrial productivity, which has been the subject of much consideration by the leaders on both sides of our most important industries. We shall be sympathetic to any plan which commands the support of both sides of industry and which offers good prospects of success. But it would be premature at this stage to define the Government's attitude to any particular suggestion.

Mr. Erroll

Will the Minister do the best he can to study the working of these centres in other countries which have received American aid since the war?

Mr. Butler

I will, Sir.