HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 cc64-5W
84. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the President of the Board of Trade what factories in Newport have been allocated to different employers from those arranged at the time of erection; and the numbers now being employed compared with those originally proposed, stating men and women, boys and girls. and disabled, separately.

Mr. Belcher

Two factories in Newport will be occupied by tenants other than those to whom the premises were originally allocated. One of the factories, originally intended for a clothing firm, is complete and is engaged upon the plating and polishing of metal goods. The second factory is still in course of construction. The original tenants were manufacturers of metal nursery furniture; the new tenants are manufacturers of commercial motor vehicle bodies. As I informed my hon. Friend yesterday, I cannot disclose information obtained in confidence about the numbers employed or to be employed in individual factories.

85. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the President of the Board of Trade what firms from the Midlands are coming to start production in Monmouthshire; the

Location. Name of firm. Remarks.
1. Newport W. Mole & Son, Ltd. New factory occupied August, 1948.
2. Brynmawr J. H. Stephens (Leathercraft) Ltd. Occupying temporary premises while waiting for completion of new factory.
3. Cwmbran Sanbra, Ltd. Factory completed July, 1948.
4. Caerleon Wm. Hunt (The Brades) Ltd. Occupying existing factory premises.
The best estimate of maximum future employment in these premises is 350 men and boys and 400 women and girls.