HC Deb 25 February 1936 vol 309 cc226-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of new works established in Scotland and the number of works which have closed down during the past year in Scotland, apart from those works which have merely been transferred to other parts of Scotland?


A preliminary examination of the reports received in connection with the Survey of Industrial Development for 1935 shows that 26 new factories were opened in Scotland during the past year, while 18 factories were closed. These figures do not include either factories transferred from one part of Scotland to another, or factories designed to provide employment for less than 25 people.

18. Mr. DAGGAR

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of new factories opened in Great Britain and South Wales, respectively, during 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935, and the number of persons employed at these factories?


As the answer involves a table of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Will these figures show how many of the factories in question have been closed down?


Do the figures given by the right hon. Gentleman refer to the places?

The following statement shows the desired information, so far as it is available. The figures relate only to factories designed to provide empoyment for at least 25 workpeople.
Year. New factories opened. Employment provided by those new factories at dates shown below.
Great Britain 1932 636 53,750 (Dec., 1933)
1933 467 31,700 (Dec., 1934)
1934 478 37,200 (Dec., 1934)
1935 Not yet available.
of which:
South Wales (a) 1932 5 185 (April, 1933)
1933 2 460 (Dec., 1934)
1934 Nil Nil
1935 4(b) Not yet available.
(a) Not including Monmouth. (b) provisional figure.
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