§ 72. Mr. Maudling
asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent he intends to obtain, under the Statistics of Trade Act, statistical returns in respect of individual offices of the nationalised gas and electricity industries.
§ Mr. Rhodes
Most of the statistical information in respect of the nationalised gas and electricity industries required for the 1950 Censuses of Production and Distribution is being collected by the Ministry of Fuel and Power under the Nationalisation Acts, the forms prepared by that Ministry having been extended to include the information required for the censuses 271W to avoid separate forms being sent out by two Departments. The information is largely supplied by area and divisional offices of the industries, and includes information about individual productive and distributive units.