asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number of new factories, other than those at Team Valley, that have been attracted to the Special Areas on the north-east coast since the Team Valley Estate was begun?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The number of new industrial undertakings established or in the course of being established in the Special Areas of Durham and Tyneside outside the Team Valley Estate with assistance from the Commissioner for the Special Areas under the Special Areas (Amendment) Act, 1937, is 19. Negotiations are proceeding in other cases. In addition a number of new industrial undertakings have been attracted to the area by reason of the facilities available for the provision of capital.