§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many of his staff 109W are engaged in the Board of Trade Regions of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Lancashire, respectively; and what proportion these figures bear to the population for each stated region.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The Board of Trade Office for Scotland has 65 staff, the Office for Wales 41 and the North Western110W Regional Office (in Manchester), 57. The proportion of staff to population is:
Scotland 1 in 80,000 Wales 1 in 64,000 North West Region* 1 in 114,000 * Cheshire, Lancashire and the High Peak District of Derbyshire.
There is no Board of Trade staff in Northern Ireland.