§ 43. Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the present levels of steel production in the United Kingdom.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE STATISTICS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE AREAS APPROXIMATING TO NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 1970–1972 (all schemes) Number Area (Thousand sq.ft.) Estimated Additional Employment* Total Applicationst† … … … … … 317 5,508 8,269 Approvals … … … … … 276 4,558 6,910 Completionst‡ … … … … … 128 2,409 2,970
Exemption limits for IDCs were raised in December 1970 and July 1972.
* Additional employment which is estimated by the applicants to arise when the projects are complete and fully manned.
†The figures for completions do not necessarily relate to the IDCs approved in the same period.
‡Applications = Approvals + refusals + withdrawals.8W
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
Crude steel production in the first five months of this year was 11.48 million tonnes compared with 10.14 million tonnes in the same period last year.