§ 76. Mr. Perkins
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the cuts being made in Government expenditure, he will consider abolishing the Census of Production.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
No. Censuses of production, which have been taken in this country since 1907, provide information valuable to government and industry. My right hon. Friend is, however, carefully considering the future programme of the Census in order to secure economy of effort, both in industry and in the Board of Trade.