HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 c1430W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he can make a statement on the operations of the Lancashire Sites Company?

Captain Crookshank

In response to my inquiries the company inform me that so far they have not undertaken any factory projects. Nevertheless a number of inquirers have been accommodated in existing vacant factories through the instrumentality of the Lancashire Industrial Development Council, with which body the Sites Company maintains close touch; and in fact, up to 30th June, 1939, the council record the establishment in the Lancashire area of factories (apart from armament and aircraft factories) representing an invested capital of over £2½millions and giving employment to over 11,000 workers which it is hoped will ultimately increase to 34,000.