HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 cc1141-2
33. Mr. Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade how far, after the winding up of the activities of the Anglo-American Productivity Council, the continuing body will facilitate the study of the best production methods in British factories, by those who are less well placed.

Mr. H. Strauss

I understand that the promoters of the British Productivity Council intend to include in the Council's activities the method of help to which my hon. Friend refers.

Mr. Shepherd

Will my hon. and learned Friend give an assurance that, if some official assistance is needed, his Department will look favourably on this, since the real problem for British industry is to raise the lowest to the highest level at present existing?

Mr. Strauss

I agree that the work of this body is very important. Since the supplementary question which my hon. Friend has asked is quite different from the Question on the Order Paper, perhaps he will put it down.