§ 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.