32. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Labour if he can state, for any convenient date early in 1921, what was the total number of men employed in the manufacture of fine chemicals; and what is the corresponding number to-day?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
The only available figures are those obtained from the Census, which show that in June, 1921, the total number of men, of 20 years of age and upwards, inclusive of employers, managers, etc., enumerated as engaged in the manufacture of drugs and fine chemicals in Great Britain was 11,442. Figures are not available for any later date.