HC Deb 08 July 1932 vol 268 cc800-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many persons have found employment with the 144 new undertakings which have been established in Great Britain since November last; how many of the new undertakings are in Yorkshire; and how many persons are employed?


The 144 new undertakings, which have been established in this country by, or with the assistance of, foreign concerns, to which I referred in my reply to the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. Lewis) on 4th July, were at the end of June giving employment to approximately 5,000 workpeople. Four of these undertakings, employing 170 people, are in Yorkshire.