§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now make provisions for additional advance factories to be built in those parts of the Yorkshire and Humberside region where the unemployment rate is double the national average.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
The latest unemployment rate in the whole of the Yorkshire and Humberside region is 3.2 per cent. compared with the national rate of 2.9 per cent.
The eight factories recently announced constitute the largest number of factories ever authorised for Yorkshire. There are, in addition, three factories from earlier approvals still available for allocation.