HC Deb 12 December 1963 vol 686 cc103-4W
42. Mr. Lawson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what proportion of industrial building in Great Britain under construction at the end of June in each of the past three years, respectively, was being constructed in Scotland.

Mr. du Cann

Of the total area of industrial building under construction in Great Britain at the end of June, 1961, 1962 and 1963, for which industrial development certificates were issued, Scotland accounted for8.8 per cent., 8.3 per cent. and 7.5 per cent. respectively. Of the total employment expected to arise from the projects, the comparable proportions for Scotland were 13.6 per cent., 13.7 per cent. and 13.3 per cent.