HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 c32W
74. Mr. Albu

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to ensure the representation of consumers on the technical committees of the British Standards Institution which will be concerned with the formulation of standards for textiles.

Mr. H. Strauss

The British Standards Institution is an independent body governed by Royal Charter. Its constitution requires it to give full representation to user as well as to producer interests. In recent discussions with the Institution on the formulation of standards for textiles, my right hon. Friend has emphasised the need for the most effective representation of the domestic user and has been assured that this will be arranged.