HC Deb 17 April 1959 vol 603 cc108-10W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many of his staff 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 Western 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.