§ 74. Sir W. DAVISON
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many persons were employed in the manufacture of light motor-cars and allied trades in 1913, 1921, 1922, and 1923, respectively?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I have been asked to reply. The only available statistics relate to the motor trade as a whole, and these were given in the reply of 7th May to the hon. and gallant Member for Dulwich. There are no separate statistics for the light motor branch of the trade.
Sir F. HALL
Is the hon. Member aware that the information given me on 7th May did not answer the question at all? It went into all sorts and conditions of manufacture, including pedal cycles, and only left out baby carriages and perambulators?
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Will the President of the Board of Trade, whom I see in his place, tell us, in view of the statement in the Press this morning, whether he still considers it is not the business of the Board of Trade to have regard to the state of employment in any particular manufacture?