§ Mr. Bray
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what were the number and area of vacant industrial premises known to his Department in the North-West Region as a whole, in the 702W county of Lancashire, in north-east Lancashire and the parliamentary constituency of Rossendale, respectively, on 30th September in each of the years 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
The following information about vacant industrial premises as at 30th September 1973 is known to the Department:
Number of Premises Total Area (million sq.ft.) North-West Region 229 11.43 County of Lancashire 204 7.90 North-East Lancashire 35 1.59 Rossendale 8 0.50
Records of vacant premises are main-tamed on a rolling basis, and details for previous years are no longer available.