HC Deb 26 April 1932 vol 265 cc190-1
12. Commander COCHRANE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state for the latest convenient year the proportion of the total production of the country which came from factories employing fewer than 250 persons?


I regret that the precise information specified by my hon. and gallant Friend is not available. Particulars are, however, available regarding the production reported in returns from employers of less than 200 persons, and also from employers of less than 300 per sons. Taking the production as measured by the values added to purchased materials (including fuel) in the establishments covered by the Census of 1924, the former group was responsible for 44 per cent., the latter for 48 per cent., of the total for all establishments. The aggregates represented by these percentages are inclusive of productive activities such as mining and building construction, and corresponding percentages for manufacturing industries alone are not available.

Commander COCHRANE

Will further information be available when the Department has completed its survey of the returns under the 1930 Census of Production?


I hope further in formation will then be available and, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman then addresses me on the subject, I shall be glad to give him such information as we have.

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