HC Deb 05 February 1952 vol 495 cc108-9W
80. Mr. Timmons

asked the President of the Board of Trade the area of factory space in the industrial estates at Carfin, Chapelhall and Newhouse; and the number of persons employed in each of these estates, respectively.

Mr. H. Hopkinson

At Carfin there are 193,700 square feet of factory space and 548 persons were employed there at the end of 1951; at Chapelhall in 198,500 square feet 442 persons were employed; and at Newhouse in 690,300 square feet 2,363 were employed. A number of firms will, however, be coming into production on these estates in the next few months, and the employment figures should improve thereafter.

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