§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Industry. Trade and Regional Development if he will set out in tabular form for each region the total amount spent on the construction of factories, the number of factories constructed, and the number for whom employment was found, between 1952 and the latest convenient date, respectively, and the corresponding information, including the figures between 1945 and 1952, for the Cities of Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Cardiff, Manchester, Salford, Newcastle, Glasgow, and Liverpool.
§ Mr. du Cann
The available information is as follows:
BUILDING SCHEMES FOR WHICH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES WERE ISSUED SCHEMES COMPLETED 1ST JANUARY, 1952 TO 30TH SEPTEMBER, 1963 Standard Region Number of Schemes Estimated Additional Employment* Northern 1,133 65,482 East and West Ridings 2,229 47,653 North Midland 1,946 55,279 Eastern 1,899 91,306 London and South Eastern 3,585 94,221 Southern 1,289 48,193 South western 1,212 47,858 Wales 938 63,281 Midland 3,283 67,915 North Western 3,044 126,063 Scotland 1,568 91,808 * Estimates made by the firms at dates of application for industrial development certificates.
No information is readily available for individual cities. Information on the amount spent on factory building as such is not collected but manufacturers' capital expenditure on building work is available annually as a total for the country as a whole and, in some years, for Scotland and Wales.