§ Mr. Trevor Cox
asked the Minister of Labour whether any new establishments have been set up in the Parliamentary Division of Stalybridge and Hyde since 1932; and what reduction in unemployment has been effected over this period?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Since 1932 five new establishments employing 25 or more workpeople have been set up in Hyde, seven in Stalybridge and two in Dukinfield. Over the same period the numbers of insured workers registered as unemployed at the Hyde and Stalybridge Employment Exchanges have fallen from 9,256 to 3,712 and while it is not possible to ascertain the numbers placed in the new establishments, these establishments have no doubt contributed to the improvement.