HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 c295W
71. Mr. William Price

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the Government's policy in relation to industrial development certificates in the West Midlands.

Mr. Darling

Applications are considered on their merits with full allowance for local circumstances. Special regard is paid to the suitability of the projects for the development areas, whose needs must have priority, and the overspill towns. In 1967 industrial development certificates covering 7.1 million sq. ft. were issued in the West Midlands.