§ Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Home Secretary the number of new factories which have come under the factory inspectorate in the North in the last five years; and the number of
NUMBER OF REGISTERED FACTORIES in North Midland, North Eastern, East Lancashire, North Western and Scotland Divisions at end of 1924 and 1929. Division. Number of Registered Factories. At end of 1924. At end of 1929. Increase. North Midland (a) … … … … 11,498 11,617 119 North Eastern (b) … … … … 15,021 15,428 407 East Lancashire (c) … … … … 14,616 14,800 184 North Western (d) … … … … 9,165 9,699 534 Scotland … … … … … … 15,214 16,953 1,739 (a) Sheffield, Rotherham, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Halifax and Derby Districts. (b) Leeds South, Leeds North, Bradford, Keighley, Hull, Middlesbrough, Gateshead and Newcastle districts. (c) Manchester West, Manchester East, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton, Blackburn and Burnley districts. (d) West Cheshire, Warrington, Liverpool North, Liverpool South, Wigan, Preston and Barrow districts.
factories closed in the same area in the same period?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I am afraid that it would not be possible without great labour to furnish a return showing the number of new works which have come at one time or another under inspection during the last five years, and the number closed; but I append a table prepared on the same lines as the table already furnished for the Midlands and South showing the increase of factories in the northern divisions during the period in question.