§ Mr. Short
asked the Secretary of State for. Industry, Trade and Regional Development what was, for the North-East Region as a whole, and for northeastern development districts, the number of approvals for the building of factories and extensions granted in the year ended 31st March. 1964, the area covered by them and the estimated additional employment which resulted.
§ Mr. D. Price
The figures are as follows:
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES ISSUED IN THE YEAR ENDED THE 31ST MARCH, 1964 Number of Schemes Area Estimated Additional Employment ('000s sq. ft.) North East* 145 4,179 15,035 Development districts (included above) 131 4,479 13,910 * The Counties of Northumberland, Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.