HC Deb 29 May 1968 vol 765 cc221-2W
Mr. Younger

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the average length of time in each region that advance factories built under programmes announced since October, 1964, have been empty between completion and occupation; if he is satisfied with the progress made in finding occupants for these factories; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Of the 57 factories built under programmes announced since October 1964, and allocated, 34 were allocated before completion. The average length of time for which the remainder were unallocated after completion was as follows:

North-East 7⅔
North-West 2
South-West 8
Scotland 4⅔

There has been an encouraging increase recently in the rate at which advance factories are being taken up.