§ 11. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industrial development certificates have been refused and how many granted for each region of the country during the last year to the most convenient date.
§ Sir D. Eccles
As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following are the figures:The number of certificates granted in each region during the twelve months ended 31st March, 1958, are as follows:
|Region||No. of I.D.Cs. issued|
|East and West Ridings||…||244|
|London and South Eastern||…||492|
§ Statistics of formal refusals are not significant since many applications are withdrawn after discussion with my officials.