HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 cc2838-9W
Miss Rathbone

asked the President of the Board of Trade, how many factories or workshops or other employment-giving establishments have been established in this country by aliens since 1933; from what countries of origin these aliens came; and how many aliens and British nationals they employ?

Mr. Stanley

I regret that the precise information is not available. According to particulars collected in connection with the annual Surveys of Industrial Development, which relate only to factories employing 25 or more workpeople, the number of factories established by or with the assistance of foreign concerns during the six years 1933 to 1938 was 140, providing employment, according to the latest information available, for between 14,000 [and 15,000 workpeople. No information regarding the number of aliens included in this figure is available.

The nationalities of the foreign interests concerned were: —
German 49
American 22
French 13
Swiss 9
Austrian 8
Italian 8
Czecho-Slovak 6
Belgian 5
Dutch 5
German-American 3
Polish 3
Danish 2
Swedish 2
Franco-German 1
Hungarian 1
Latvian 1
Russian 1
Unknown 1