asked the Minister of Supply for how many firms his Department is the responsible production department; how many of these firms employ more than 250 persons; how many employ more than 50 persons and less than 250; and how many employ less than 50 persons.
Available statistics relate to establishments, not firms. The Ministry of Supply is the responsible production department for about 15,000 establishments, each with more than 10 employees. Just over 2,000 of these establishments employ more than 250 persons; about 4,800 employ more than 50 and less than 250, and the remainder between 10 and 50 persons. Precise information is not available about establishments with 10 or less employees.