HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 cc179-80W
Mr. Murray

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many factories are at present under construction in the North-East Coast Development Area; and if he will give the names of the places where such factories are being erected.

Mr. H. Strauss

Seventeen new factories and 60 extensions to existing factories were under construction in the area on 31st October, 1952. These figures relate to projects exceeding 5,000 sq. ft. Since a list of places where this work is going on would be very long, I give the figures by districts. Twenty-seven schemes are under construction in Tyneside, five in Wearside, nine in the Durham Coalfield, 33 in Teesside and three in Darlington.