§ 8. Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many factories have been built on the 1682 Great West Road; and whether he can furnish any information as to the number of persons employed therein?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
For the purpose of the "Survey of Industrial Development" particulars of factories opened have only been recorded from 1932 onwards. During the last three years the number of new factories designed to provide employment for at least 25 workpeople of which the address was given as the Great West Road (between Gunnersbury Avenue and the Bath Road) was seven, the employment provided being between 500 and 600 persons.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
On a point of Order. Can you indicate, Mr. Speaker, on whose authority a question addressed to the Home Secretary, who has the information, is transferred to the President of the Board of Trade, who does not possess it?