§ Mr. Harold Wilson
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of workers employed on the Kirkby Trading Estate, Liverpool, and the numbers employed in other industrial developments at Kirkby at October, 1951, October, 1952, and the latest date. respectively.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
I am not aware of industrial developments in the Kirkby area other than on the Liverpool Corporation's Trading Estate at Kirkby,144W which embraces both the area of the ex-Royal Ordnance Factory and the large area of industrial land adjoining it. The numbers of persons employed on this Estate has been as follows: October, 1951, 5,507; October, 1952, 5,320; February, 1953, 5,549.