Oral Answers to Questions — Machine Tools

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Davies Mr Ernest Davies , Stretford 12:00 am, 27th April 1970

In putting that point, the hon. Member leaves completely out of account the fact that what we are interested in is increasing the productivity of machine tools and that simply to consider the matter in money values is not sufficient. We have to look at the rapidly increasing proportion of machines that are numerically controlled and have an output from four to ten times greater than conventional ones.