§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what period it is anticipated that the Anglo-American Council on Productivity will remain in operation; and whether it is proposed that any report, findings or recommendations should be made public.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The Anglo-American Council on Productivity is an autonomous body set up by employers and trade unionists in British and American industry. It is not in any sense a Government Committee; His Majesty's Government has no responsibility for its composition or its terms of reference and is not represented on it. I have no information as to how long it may decide to continue in operation or whether it will publish any reports.