§ Mr. SUTCLIFFE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, taking the survey of his Department as estimating that in 1932 and 1933 the new factories opened in Great Britain provided employment for some 83,000 people, he can state the percentage of such employment created in Lancashire?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The information compiled in connection with the Survey of Industrial Development is arranged by industrial areas and not by counties. Of the 83,250 persons for whom employment was provided in December, 1933, by the new factories opened in 1932 and 1933, the number recorded for the North-West Region, which includes Lancashire, was 16,900, or 20 per cent. of the total.