HC Deb 29 November 1972 vol 847 c155W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Government factories remain unlet in Scotland; how long each has been unlet; and how many abortive inquiries his Department has handled in respect of each factory.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Seventeen advance factories and 27 others vacated by previous occupants have remained unlet over varying periods on average 18 months. Inquiries are not in general related to specific factories and some may be satisfied by new town or other factories besides those of the Department. It is not possible therefore to answer the last part of the question.