§ 6. Mr. Prescott
asked the Minister of Works how many textile mills in Lancashire are under requisition by his Department; what is the floor space involved; and how many spindles and looms respectively, previously operated therein.
§ Mr. Key
My Department holds on requisition 24 former textile mills in Lancashire with a total floor space of 1,800,000 square feet. Twenty-three of these mills had been closed down and cleared of machinery for some years before they were taken over. The other mill previously operated 1,965 looms; arrangements are being made to vacate this mill.