§ Mr. E. Rowlands
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, following his inquiries to various retailing organisations, what average turnover per square foot, gross, is expected by retailers over the next few years in efficient town centre shops; and how this compares with the turnover per square foot in 1961.
§ Mr. MacDermot
Expected turnover figures vary widely between trades and even within the same trade. It is therefore not possible to give meaningful overall average figures for trades in shopping centres of varying size and character. I am however writing to my hon. Friend.