asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of factories now in operation on the Team Valley Trading Estate; what commodities they are producing, and the actual number employed, men, women and young persons?
§ Mr. E. Brown
On 31st March, 1939, the number of factories in operation on1320W the Team Valley Trading Estate was 90. The factories include woodworking industries of various kinds (including veneers and manufactures of plywood such as plywood doors), motor body building, containers of various kinds, electrical engineering, electric wiring, electric batteries, food products of various kinds (including confectionery), clothing, leather handbags, buttons and various light metal industries. The number of workpeople employed in the factories on 13th March, 1939, was 1,001 men, 566 women, 185 boys (under age 18) and 635 girls (under age 18); making a total of 2,387. In addition there were 483 men and 31 boys engaged on constructional work on the estate.