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Industrial Firms (Technical Resources Survey)

Volume 524: debated on Sunday 2 May 1954

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, when it is proposed to publish the paper covering the results of the surveys of the technical resources of industrial firms, carried out by the Manchester Research Council, the Department of Engineering Production at Birmingham University and the Social Survey.

A report on the survey carried out by the Manchester Joint Research Council has now been completed. I understand it will be published on 12th March by the Manchester University Press under the title "Industry and Science." A copy will be placed in the Library. The information obtained during a survey of the technical resources of Midland industries, carried out partly by the Social Survey and partly by the University of Birmingham, is now being analysed. It is not proposed to publish separate reports either on this survey or on the pilot survey carried out by the Social Survey in two small areas in Southern England, but the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research hope to publish a general paper, covering them all, as soon as possible.