HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 cc225-6W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many Industtrial developments in excess of 50,000 square feet of factory space have taken place within the Northern region for each year since 1963.

Mr. Fox

I regret that information is not available in the precise form requested; the following information is available.

traffic, such as higher petrol prices, he will publish an initial report on the need for such a new road before undertaking further work on alternative routes which may not be needed in the foreseeable future.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We hope to be able to publish the results of the study early next year. The study is based on the Department's current traffic forecasts which cover a range of assumptions which allow for the recent increase in petrol prices and further increases in real prices in the future. The future of the scheme will be considered in the light of both this report and of our current review of public expenditure. We do not therefore propose to seek an initial report.

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