§ 73. Dame Irene Ward
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the sites of the advance factories in the North-East, the dates when decisions were taken on them, and the names of firms undertaking new works or expansions, which have been agreed in 1964, together with the dates of the commence. ment of negotiations.
§ Mr. Darling
As the answer contains details which can be presented most conveniently in tabular form, I am circulating the information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
The following is the information:119W
2. other factories
Six advance factories were allocated to industrial undertakings and it was agreed to extend four of these factories to meet the applicants' needs. An extension to an earlier advance factory, allocated in 1963, was also agreed. The details are:— Name of Firm Site Area of Factory Area of Extension(where applicable) Date of Allocation or Approval Meridian Ltd Stockton 10,000 sq. ft. 10,000 sq. ft. January, 1964 A. Reyrolle & Co.Ltd. South Shields — 37,000 sq. ft. February, 1964 Reed Corrugated Cases Ltd. Hartlepools No. 1 50,000 sq. ft. 15,000 sq. ft. February, 1964 Advance Throwing Mills Ltd. Crook No. 1 15,500 sq. ft. — May, 1964 Kushi Flor Products Ltd. West Auckland 10,000 sq. ft. — June, 1964 H. K. Porter (Gt. Britain) Ltd. Ryton (Blaydonon-Tyne 26,000 sq. ft. 23,500 sq. ft. August, 1964 To be announced Sunderland 26,000 sq. ft. To be announced October, 1964 Dates at which negotiations with individual firms begin are confidential. The dates shown are of approval, which is regarded as the effective stage in such negotiations.