HC Deb 01 December 1972 vol 847 c275W
Mr. Bidwell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications for industrial development certificates in the South-Eastern Region were turned down by his Department over the last 12 months; to what industries they applied; and if he will give details for the Greater London Council area separately.

Mr. Anthony Grant

In the period 1st November, 1971 to 31st October, 1972, 39 IDCs were refused in the South-Eastern Region; the industries to which they applied—with the Standard Industrial Classification Order Nos.—were:

SIC Industries South Eastern Region of which GLC area
III Food, drink and tobacco 1
V Chemicals and allied industries 1
VI Metal manufacture 1 1
VII Mechanical engineering 5
VIII Instrument engineering 3
IX Electrical engineering 12 1
XI Vehicles 1
XII Metal goods 1 1
XV Clothing and footwear 3 2
XVI Bricks, pottery, glass, cement etc 1 1
XIX All other manufacturing industries (including speculative development) 10 4

Note: The exemption limit below which IDCs are not required was raised in July 1972 from 5,000 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft.