HC Deb 23 October 1946 vol 427 cc373-4W
89. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of production efficiency advisers employed by his Department; what their functions are; and what qualifications they are required to possess.

Mr. Belcher

Twenty-two production advisory officers are employed in the Production Efficiency Service of the Board of Trade. They advise, when requested to do so by manufacturers, on matters such as factory lay-out, production planning, production methods and general organisation with a view to increasing production efficiency. The special qualifications required of these officers are practical factory experience and knowledge of industrial organisation and production planning.