§ Mr. Brian Parkyn
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many square feet of office development he has approved in Bedford and Wellingborough, respectively, during the past two years.
§ Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody
Since the office control was extended to Bedford and Wellingborough on 21st July, 1966, the area approved in Wellingborough has been 36,000 square feet. In Bedford, one office development permit has been issued, but as the scheme has not been completed, I am not at liberty to give the area because of the risk of disclosure of an individual firm's intentions. Since 27th July, 1967, permits have not been required in Bedford and Wellingborough for areas not exceeding 10,000 square feet.