asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give the number of new factories established in this country, with the number extended from 1930 to the latest date; and the trade classification of these factories, the region in which they are located, the amount of employment provided, and also the number of factories closed down in the same period?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The earliest year for which such information is available is 1932. The particulars desired by the hon. Member for that year and for 1933 are contained in the "Survey of Industrial Development, 1933," of which I am sending him a copy. Corresponding particulars for 1934, together with revised figures for 1933, will be published shortly.