HC Deb 15 November 1937 vol 329 c12
50. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of factories that have been established in Durham County, apart from the trading estates, since 1932; and the number of persons that have been provided with employment?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

The reports obtained for the purpose of the annual surveys of industrial development, which take account only of factories employing 25 or more workpeople, show that 33 factories were established in the County of Durham, other than on trading estates, during the period January, 1932, to June, 1937. These factories are reported to have provided employment for some 14,000 workpeople.