HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 c70W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many people are in employment in Board of Trade factories in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Newburn urban district at the latest possible date, and for each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the numbers projected in the next 12 months.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Employment for the years 1963 to 1966 inclusive is as follows:

August 1963 202
August 1964 234
August 1965 258
August 1966 311

I regret that I am unable to disclose figures of employment for the present year.

Until it is known who will occupy two Board of Trade factories at present vacant, it is not possible to estimate the probable employment in the next twelve months.