§ 21. Mr. T. Fraser
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many workers were employed by the Ford Motor Company in the Dagenham area in 1945; what was the anticipated increase in employment arising from all industrial development certificates granted since then; and how many workers are now employed.
§ Mr. Maudling
I am precluded by the Statistics of Trade Act, 1947, from disclosing the employment figures of an individual firm without its agreement, 103W and it has been the practice of successive Governments to treat confidentially the information given on applications for industrial development certificates.