HC Deb 22 November 1955 vol 546 cc92-3W
55. Mr. Hamilton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now review his policy on the location of industry in view of the over-concentration of new industry around the London area.

Mr. Walker-Smith

No. Industrial development certificates are not normally granted for industry which is not already established in the London area. The new industrial building there is largely due to the expansion of existing industry which for economic reasons could not move out of the area.