HC Deb 09 March 1981 vol 1000 c247W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, pursuant to his answer of 3 March to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill, how many of the 22 companies which visited the Northern region decided to base themselves there.

Mr. MacGregor

None have yet decided to locate in the Northern region, but discussions are still proceeding with nine of the companies concerned.

Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total area of industrial floor space in the Workington travel-to-work area, the county of Cumbria and the Northern region available through organisations sponsored by his Department allocated for industrial or service trade occupancy during the last month.

Mr. MacGregor

During the month of February 1981 the English Industrial Estates Corporation allocated the following floor space, subject to contract:

Units Square metres
Workington TTA None
Cumbria 1 225
Northern Region 13 2595

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