§ Major MILNER
asked the Home Secretary whether he would give particulars of the number of German firms who have been granted permits to establish factories for the manufacture of clothing during the two years prior to the latest convenient date, and whether the names and addresses of such firms may be supplied?
§ Sir J. SIMON
During the past two years permission has been granted in 35 cases to Germans to establish businesses in this country for the manufacture of clothing. The particulars furnished to the competent departments regarding the establishment of new undertakings in this country are received in circumstances which make it necessary to regard them as confidential. I regret, therefore, that it is not possible to give their names and addresses.