asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total number of leaflets and organisational charts, describing the Regional Organisation for Industry, which have been distributed in each of the 11 Regions; who is responsible for this distribution; to what types of organisation and individuals this information is sent; and what other forms of publicity are intended to be given to the services that the Regional Organisation has to offer.
Fifty-seven thousand, five hundred leaflets and organisation charts describing the work of the Regional Boards for Industry have already been distributed by the Regional Boards to date. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the distribution in each Region. The Regional Boards for Industry are responsible for the distribution, which in general has been made to industrial firms, Chambers of Trade and Commerce, trade unions, trade associations and other bodies concerned with industry. Every opportunity is taken through the Press, broadcasting and other media to explain the work of the Boards, and as the booklets were issued as recently as the end of last year, it is considered that no further special form of publicity is for the time being necessary.
Would not my hon. Friend agree that if the services of the Regional Organisation for Industry were more widely known, those services could be expanded in the interest of increasing industrial efficiency and productivity; and would he consider what further steps might be taken for this purpose, such as, for instance, the employment of films?