HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 cc2177-8
30. Mr. Moonman

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, in view of the savings to be gained by realistic stock control, if he will urge the industrial boards to publish their own booklets on the lines of, "Gold—in your hands", prepared by the Economic Development Committee for the distributive trades.

Mr. William Rodgers

The need to publish booklets of this kind is very much a matter for the judgment of each economic development committee.

Mr. Moonman

Is my hon. Friend aware that many millions of £s could be saved by realistic stock control throughout industry? Would he comment on the fact that many managements are extremely inefficient because they fail to recognise this fact, and will he consider the possibility of introducing some method whereby people could have this information?

Mr. Rodgers

I agree with my hon. Friend. The National Economic Development Council asked the Economic Development Committee in 1964 to discuss the whole question of the levels of stocks.