§ Mr. D. GRAHAM
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of iron and steel works operating in the County of Lanark for the years 1913 and 1927, respectively, with the number of persons employed in each of those years?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
At the end of 1927, 58 works were registered at the Home Office as engaged in the administrative County of Lanark (excluding Glasgow) in the smelting of pig iron, the conversion of iron into steel, and the rolling, founding or forging of iron and steel, but exclusive of tube drawing. The number of insured persons under the Unemployment Insurance Acts on 1st July, 1927, classified as engaged in these branches of the iron and steel industry in the same area was approximately 17,300, of whom about 2,400 were recorded as unemployed. Corresponding particulars for 1913 are not available.