§ Sir C. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many square feet of industrial space is unused; what is the maximum period any section has been empty; what proportion is in Government factories in developing areas; and if he will take steps to stop the building of new factories until those already in existence are fully occupied.
§ Mr. Darling
Since the information requested is not available for privately-owned industrial premises, it is not possible to answer the first three parts of the Question. The Answer to the last part is "No". The availability of new factories for immediate occupation is an important factor in the attraction of new industry to development areas.