§ Mr. Gregory
asked the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to revise the Standard Industrial Classification; whether consultations are taking place with industry in view of the importance of such classifications to industrial undertakings; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Darling
The Standard Industrial Classification is now under review with the object of introducing a revised classification in 1968, in time for use in the full Census of Production to take place in respect of that year. The present review, like the original classification in 1948 and the revision in 1958, is being made by an Inter-departmental Committee under the Chairmanship of the Central Statistical Office. Industry is able to make its views known to the Committee either through the Economic Development Committees or by direct representations to the Departments concerned, and many trades are doing so.