Written: Written May 11, 1921
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 3nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 301b-302a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1) The C.C. of the Metalworkers’ Union and the All-Russia C.C.T.U. shall he directed to pay special attention to the swift implementation of the plan for closing down the greatest possible number of inefficient establishments with the aim of concentrating production in a small number of better organised enterprises.
The report on the exact plan, the closing down
and actual fulfilment to be made by Shlyapnikov and Medvedev or their deputies
and by Holtzmann
to the Council of Labour and Defence within a month
2) Shlyapnikov shall be directed to elaborate more concretely the most important and quickly realisable proposals of his draft.
 This decision was passed by the Politbureau of the C.C. with slight amendments on May 11, 1921.