§ Mr. D. J. Williams
asked the Minister of Labour (1) how many persons are employed in each of the Grenfell factories in South Wales; and what were the corresponding figures a year ago;
(2) how many Grenfell factories in South Wales are now in production; what is the total number employed in them; how many of these are disabled persons; and how many are ex-miners suffering from pneumoconiosis.
§ Sir W. Monckton
There are nine Grenfell factories in production in South Wales at present. At the end of March 123W they employed 943 persons, of whom 288 were disabled persons, including 151 who were suffering from pneumoconiosis. At the end of March, 1954, 810 persons were employed, of whom 275 were disabled persons, including 140 suffering from pneumoconiosis. The information that my Ministry holds about the numbers employed in particular factories is confidential, and I could not properly disclose it.