§ 11. Mr. MALCOLM MacMILLAN
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?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
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?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
As the answer involves a table of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|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.|
|South Wales (a)||…||…||1932||5||185 (April, 1933)|
|1933||2||460 (Dec., 1934)|
|1935||4(b)||Not yet available.|
|(a) Not including Monmouth.||(b) provisional figure.|