HC Deb 14 June 1967 vol 748 cc547-8
72. Dame Irene Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish the full history of Government advance factories built since the first one, giving the place, the number of employees provided for in each one, the occupants to whom the factories were let, the number of times the occupancy has changed, the cost of each factory and the present position of each factory.

Mr. Jay

I do not consider that I would be justified at the present time in undertaking a research project of this kind covering, as it would, factories constructed over the last 25 years.

Dame Irene Ward

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is just the point, and that we cannot get at the facts? Will he please look at what the Minister of Health has done in the way of analysis, and do the same, so that we may know whether we have made any progress?

Mr. Jay

The relevant facts are pretty well known, and I assure the hon. Lady that it is our intention to continue with the efforts that we have been successfully making to increase industrial development on the North-East Coast, on Tyneside in particular.

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