§ Mr. John Lee
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the total square footage of unoccupied office space in the Greater London area at the latest convenient date; and what was the corresponding square footage at the end of July, 1966 and at the end of March, 1967.
§ Mr. Skeffington
Information about unoccupied offices in existing buildings is not available. However, for new office floor space, some 3¼ million square feet remained unoccupied in Greater London in April, 1966. The comparable figure for the end of March, 1967, which is the latest information available, was 3 million square feet. Local authorities are now compiling returns showing the position at the end of March, 1968 and the results should be available within the next few weeks.