HC Deb 31 March 1910 vol 15 cc1459-60

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state the number of cigar factories in the United Kingdom; whether he will explain why statistics as to the number of persons employed in the cigar-making industry are not available, though corresponding statistics in regard to other industries are available?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. Separate figures for cigar factories are not available, as in the Returns of employment under the Factory Act, tobacco, snuff, and cigars are grouped as one industry; but I will have the figures for cigar factories, and persons employed therein, prepared, and will give them to the hon. Member.