§ 62. Mr. Daggar
asked the Minister of Labour the number of trading estates, where situated, cost of establishment, number of factories erected on them, arid the number of men, women, boys, and girls employed in these factories?
§ The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)
Two trading estates have been established in the Special Areas in England and Wales, one at Treforest and the other in the Team Valley, Gateshead. The answer to the second part of the question involves a table of figures and I propose, if I may, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether it is the case that in some of the factories, and particularly one near Pontypridd, they are employing young girls instead of married men who are out of work?
§ Following is the table:
|Advances to Trading Estates Companies||£763,000||£1,460,000|
|Additional factories erected or in course of construction for tenants||27||24|
|Number of persons employed on 31st October, 1938, in the factories||720||1,603|
|Details of Personnel.|
|Men 18 years and upwards||349||585|
|Women 18 years and upwards||128||342|
|Boys under 18 years||101||133|
|Girls under 18 years||142||416|
|*This total and the corresponding details relate to 30th September, 1938, the latest date for which the details are available in respect of the Team Valley Estate.|