HC Deb 27 January 1948 vol 446 c129W
85. Mr. Hollis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that a demand for returns, under the Census of Production, was delivered to Messrs. Neate Bros., of Estcourt Street, Devizes; whether he is aware that this firm went out of existence in the year 1916; and whether measures can be taken to see that such demands are only made upon firms that actually exist.

Mr. Belcher

Forms were sent to firms whose names appear in the register of factories and workshops. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service is inquiring why, in that register, the name of this particular occupier had not been deleted in respect of these premises.