HC Deb 10 July 1952 vol 503 c101W
4. Mr. Slater

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many firms are operating on the Aycliffe Trading Estate, County Durham; how many are working short time; and how many have been switched to armament production.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

At present 66 firms are operating on the Aycliffe Estate, 11 of which are using premises there for storage only. I am informed that one small firm is on short time. Six firms are directly engaged on defence work, and I understand that others are carrying out sub-contract work for the defence programme, but full information is not available on this point.