§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many industrial development certificate applications, approvals and completions were issued in Nottinghamshire from 1970 to 1972 inclusive, giving the number, area in square feet and number of new jobs expected.
§ Mr. MacArthur
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what total area of factory space was approved by industrial development certificates for each planning region in Scotland in 1972: and what potential employment these figures represent.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Comprehensive figures are not available because IDCs have not been required in development and special development areas since July 1972. Following is the information available:
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES APPROVED IN EACH REGION OF SCOTLAND IN 1972 (ALL SCHEMES) Region Area '000 sq. ft Estimated additional employment* Glasgow 3,228 4,140 Falkirk/Stirling 155 380 Edinburgh 1,026 1,400 Tayside 647 290 Borders † South West † North West 634 130 Highlands 1,065 2,020 The exemption limit below which IDCs are not required was raised to 15,000 sq. ft. in July 1972. * Jobs estimated by the applicants to arise when the projects are complete and fully manned. † Details cannot be given because of the risk of disclosing information given by firms in confidence