HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 cc208-9W
Mr. F. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade what new factories have been completed in or near Sunderland since July, 1945; what extensions to factory premises have been completed since that date; what factories and extensions are now being built; what schemes for new factories and extensions have been approved; and what is the number of men and women, respectively, employed and to be employed therein.

Mr. H. Wilson

The following table contains the information for which my hon. Friend asks:

and dollar holdings of the Exchange Equalisation Account amounted to £473m. at 30th June, 1948. They are under the control of H.M. Government.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for details of the gold and silver coin and bullion held in the banking department of the Bank of England to be published separately.

Mr. Jay

The amount of coin held by the Banking Department is published each week in the Bank Return. The Banking Department holds neither gold coin nor bullion.