§ Mr. Rowlands
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the factories in his Department's ownership in Wales; when each was constructed and occupied; how many people are employed in each factory; and which of them are vacant at present.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
I regret the Question cannot be answered in the precise form requested without disproportionate expenditure of time and effort. There are however, at present 321 tenants occupying industrial property which the Department administers in Wales under the Local Employment Acts. At the latest available date factories in manufacturing trades provided employment for over 60,500 people. We are seeking or negotiating with prospective tenants for factories at the following locations:
Aberbargoed. Landore. Abercarn. Llanelli (2). Abercrave. Merthyr Tydfil. Aberdare. Pembroke Dock (2) Aberystwyth. Penygroes. Amlwch. Pontardulais. Bargoed. Rhondda (2). Builth Wells. Rhayader. Fishguard. Swansea. Hengoed. Tredegar. Kenfig. Treforest (2). Lampeter. Waterton.
In addition factories at the following locations are under construction or in the planning stage:
Abercarn (2). Ebbw Vale. Bargoed. Maesteg. Blaenau Ffestiniog. Merthyr Tydfil. Brecon. Pontardawe. Caernarvon. Rhayader. Cardigan.
The above lists exclude premises which are being built to the requirements of specific tenants.