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Productivity (Co-Ordinating Responsibilities)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what functions concerning industrial productivity have now been taken over by his Department.

The Board of Trade have taken over from the Treasury certain co-ordinating responsibilities in the field of industrial productivity. We now carry on our Vote, for example, the grant made to the Anglo-American Council on Productivity, and deal with such Government action as may be required for furthering, in the field of productivity, American technical assistance and co-operation among the Western European countries.