HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 c294W
69. Mr. Milne

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made by his Department since Cramlington was designated a special development district; and what steps have been taken to secure tenants for Government advance factories at Blyth, Bedlington and Seaton Valley.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

We are currently negotiating for the land required for the major industrial estate to be established at Cramlington. The four advance factories erected at Cramlington have now been allocated. We have made every effort to interest industrialists in the advance factory at Blyth and we are currently including it in our advertisements in the national press. There is no Board of Trade advance factory at Bedlington.