§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the number of approaches his Department received during the years 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963, respectively, to erect new industrial establishments or extensions within the City of Stoke-on-Trent, and North Staffordshire, respectively, giving the type of production proposed, the numbers that would have been employed and the number of extensions and new concerns allowed within the same areas.
The numbers of industrial development certificates issued and the jobs likely to arise in the three years ended 31st December, 1962, were:
Metal Manufacture, Textiles and Food and Drink Industries. I regret that the other information asked for by the hon. Member is not readily available.