54. Mr. J. T. Price
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many building licences for the erection or extension of factories in the Development Areas have been granted during the past six months; and if he will give the location of such factories with comparable figures for the Greater London area.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
The answer is as follows:
— Number of building licences issued during the period 1st January, 1952, to 30th June, 1952 New factories (exceeding 5,000 sq. ft.) Extensions (exceeding 5,000 sq. ft.) to existing factories Development Area North Eastern — 11 West Cumberland 1 1 South Wales and Monmouthshire 6 12 Wrexham — — South Lancashire — — Merseyside 1 1 Scotland — 6 Total for Development Areas 8 31 Greater London Area 7 17