HC Deb 24 April 1958 vol 586 c1137
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
Northern 121
East and West Ridings 244
North Midland 192
Eastern 223
London and South Eastern 492
Southern 130
South Western 120
Wales 81
Midland 381
North Western 275
Scotland 160

Statistics of formal refusals are not significant since many applications are withdrawn after discussion with my officials.