HC Deb 22 April 1929 vol 227 cc639-40W

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of foreigners employed as technical officers in the beet sugar factories of the country; and the names of the factories where only British management is employed?


The latest available figures are for November last, at about the middle of the manufacturing season. There were then 71 foreigners in the total of 443 of higher technical staff in British beet sugar factories. The only factories without foreign technical staff were those at Spalding and Kidderminster. Many of the foreign staff return home after the end of the manufacturing season.