§ Sir J. POWER
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can furnish information as to the production of translucent china and the employment in that industry during 1929 and, for comparison, during the two previous years?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
As I informed the hon. Member for Stone (Sir J. Lamb) on 26th March, I am not in a position to supply complete figures of production for the periods named. With regard to employment, particulars supplied by the English China Manufacturers' Association, relating to the numbers employed by firms claimed to be responsible for 50 to 60 per cent. of the output of these products, show an increase in 1928 of 1.3 per cent. and in 1929 of 5.5 per cent. over the numbers employed in 1927.