§ 10. Mr. PARKINSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of new industries which have been started in Lancashire between October, 1931, and October, 1934; also stating the number now in course of erection; and stating the number of persons employed in new industries?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
For the purposes of the Survey of Industrial Development, particulars of factories opened have been compiled only in respect of calendar years, and information in regard to factories in course of erection is not collected, while the factories are grouped by industrial areas and not by counties. Table 2 in the "Survey of Industrial Development, 1933," shows that 206 factories were opened during 1932 and 1933 in the North-West Region, which includes Lancashire, and that these factories provided employment in December, 1933, for 16,900 persons. Separate particulars are given in that table in respect of each of the 11 areas comprising the North-Nest Region.