HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 c332W
Mr. Clegg

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many factory buildings are at present under construction in the North-West, specifying those in development areas and those outside them, respectively.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody,

pursuant to her Answer [OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th November, 1967; Vol. 754, c. 246], circulated the following information:

It is estimated that the total area of factory building, including extensions to existing factories at present under construction in the North-West for which industrial development certificates have been issued, is about 8 million sq. ft. The number of certificates involved is 280 and of these 121 for a total area of about 4.5 million sq. ft. have been issued for the Merseyside Development Area.