§ Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what is the number of Government-owned factories now managed by the Welsh Board of Industry; what is the total number of workpeople employed at these factories; and how many persons he estimates would he employed if all the factory space under the management of the Board was fully used.
§ Mr. D. Price
The Industrial Estates Management Corporation for Wales manages Board of Trade factories of a total area of 16,330,000 sq. ft.: the number of persons employed in February 1964, in these factories was 65,800. There are four factories standing empty, of a total area of 68,000 sq. ft., and it is estimated that these could provide an additional 275 jobs. In addition, a further four factories totalling 822,000 sq. ft. are expected to become available. When these are relet they could provide employment for some 3,300 persons. No estimates are available of the number who could be employed by a more intensive use of the factory space.