§ Mr. Moonman
asked e Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will specify each of the areas of contact his department has with industry.
§ Mr. Dell
My right hon.-Friend meets leaders from both sides of industry at the monthly meetings of the National Economic Development Council and he has other frequent contacts with the C.B.I. and the T.U.C. My department is represented on each of the twenty-one Economic Development Committees for particular industries, generally by one of our full-time Industrial Advisers, who also maintain informal contacts with the different parts of industry. In dip-legions, the department is in contact with industry through the regional planning machinery. It is also in touch with the National Economic Development Office, the National Board for Prices and Incomes and the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation; and it works closely with the various production departments, particularly the Board of Traded the Ministry of Technology.