§ 71. Dr. Stross
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new industries have been introduced into Stoke-on-Trent since 1945; how many new factories have been built on account; and how many workers are employed in them, giving the figures of men and women.
Mr. H. Wilson
Ten industrial firms new to the area have been introduced into Stoke-on-Trent since 1945. Two are occupying new factories and eight existing premises including a surplus munitions factory. Eight of the firms are now in production and are employing in total 1,331 men and 670 women.