HC Deb 23 April 1968 vol 763 c25W
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.