§ 24. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development if he will estimate the ratios of completions to approvals in industrial building in the London and South-East Region and in Scotland, respectively, for the years from and including 1959, taking approvals as 100.
§ Mr. Heath
The figures for which the hon. Member has asked are given below, but there is no meaningful relation between approvals and completions because the lapse of time between the two varies considerably.
Ratios of completions to approvals, based on square feet (Approvals=100) London and South Eastern Region Scotland 1959 64 65 1960 49 52 1961 85 77 1962 85 117 1963 (Jan.-Sept.) 128 85