HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c324W
Mr. Battley

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the necessity of capturing overseas markets, he will consider the advisability of assisting small manufacturers of high grade goods in metal, leather and pottery work, by setting up machinery for the purpose of pooling their goods and thus ensuring suitable quantities for export.

Mr. H. Wilson

The facilities and services at present available to the small manufacturer for marketing goods are generally ade[...]uate and are producing satisfactory results. The Board of Trade is always prepared to discuss with manufacturers the advantage of forming groups among themselves.