HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 cc1094-5
9. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new factories were built in Wales during 1949, 1950 and 1951; and the number upon which construction has started since October, 1951.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

In 1949, 1950 and 1951 the numbers of new factories (including extensions to existing factories) completed in Wales were 74, 65 and 59 respectively. Since 1st October, 1951, work has been started on 45 new projects. These figures relate to projects of 5,000 square feet and over.

Mr. Thomas

Would the President be able to let me have the names of the sites of these factories—perhaps by post, if not in the OFFICIAL REPORT?

Mr. Thorneycroft

I will give the hon. Gentleman any further information I can if he sees me afterwards.