HC Deb 07 December 1953 vol 521 cc188-9W
Mr. Finch

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industrial development certificates for the establishment of industries have been granted during the past 12 months in the areas of Birmingham, London and South Wales, respectively.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

The numbers of certificates granted under Section 14 (4) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, in respect of industrial buildings (including extensions to existing buildings and replacements) of aggregate floor space exceeding 5,000 square feet, for the 12 months ended 31st October, 1953, were as follows:

Area Number of Certificates Total Area
'000 sq. ft.
Birmingham (County Borough) 91 1,345
London (Metropolitan Area) 292 5,873
South Wales (Development Area) 51 2,120