Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bakery Firms.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the number of bakery firms in operation on the 1st November, 1941, or on the most convenient date for which information is available.

The number of bakeries appearing on the Register of Factories and Workshops kept in my Department is 725 as at 1st November, 1941. This figure does not include firms engaged only in flour confectionery.