HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 c199W
59. Mr. Milne

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to introduce Government-owned factories into the area of the Blyth constituency, south-east Northumberland and other parts of the Northern Region where high unemployment still persists.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Some 630,000 sq. ft. of factory space was under construction by the Board of Trade in the Northern Region at the end of April; over 150,000 sq. ft. of this was in the special development areas. The construction of a further 755,000 sq. ft. has been authorised in the Northedn Region.