HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c15W
76. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what new industrial building has been proposed for Hartlepool since 18th June, 1970; what proposals he has for advance factories for Hartlepool; and how many inquiries for development have been received since the constituency was declared a special development area.

Sir J. Eden

From 1st July, 1970, to 28th February, 1971, three industrial development certificates for 52,000 sq. ft. were issued in the Hartlepool and Hartlepool Headland employment exchange areas. Since they were given special development area status on 18th February, one inquiry about development has been received; but the advantages of Hartlepool now that it is a special development area have been brought to the attention of other firms which are known to be seeking additional premises for their expansion. I have no proposals for new advance factories for Hartlepool at present; the needs of the area will be borne in mind when further advance factory building is considered.