HC Deb 26 July 1956 vol 557 c64W
63. Mr. R. Bell

asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the value to this country in pounds sterling of the Census of Production and also of its cost in pounds sterling including therein the labour expended in answering the questions and in conveying the forms in both directions by post; and whether he is satisfied that the former figure exceeds the latter.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I am content with the view recently expressed by an independent committee which included representatives of industry and commerce that the Census of Production serves a useful purpose and should be continued.