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.