HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 c267W
94. Mr. Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the importance of high quality in our exported goods, what steps are being taken to ensure that the statistical method of inspection known as Quality Control is being brought to the notice of firms making large quantities of goods for export.

Sir S. Cripps

As a result of the activities of the British Standards Institution, the National Physical Laboratory, and certain of the research associations, as well as of the work carried out by Government Departments during the war, the principles of Quality Control are already fairly widely known. No specific steps have been taken to bring this matter to the notice of firms making goods for export, but I hope that such firms will realise that it is in their own interests as well as in the National interest to use all appropriate methods to maintain the highest possible standards of quality in the goods they export.