HC Deb 14 July 1964 vol 698 c1003
24. Commander Kerans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many acres of land are available for industry in Hartlepool and West Hartlepool, respectively.

Mr. Corfield

About 50 acres in Hartlepool, and about the same in West Hartlepool.

Commander Kerans

Will my hon. Friend assure me that there is sufficient land available in large contiguous areas so that large industries, such as the car industry, can come there in future?

Mr. Corfield

I understand that this area includes a number of very large sites, and that several hundred acres are available to the south in the Stockton district as well. I have no evidence that shortage of available land is in any way inhibiting the establishment of industry in this area.

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