§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the number of firms manufacturing china and earthenware in the Potteries district, and the number of these firms insured under the compensation scheme; also the number of persons employed in the manufacture of china and earthenware in the district, and the number insured under the scheme.
§ *MR. AKERS DOUGLAS
According to the latest Returns in my possession there are in the North Staffordshire Potteries district 364 works at which earthenware and china are made, employing 4,857 persons. In ninety of these works, where 2,750 persons are employed, an insurance scheme has been adopted.