§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland on 25 February, Official Report, c. 447, if he will take steps to improve the share of Durham county council in English Industrial Estates Corporation lettings, and especially that of the Darlington and South-West Durham travel-to-work areas.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The marketing of EIEC factories is a matter for the EIEC, which devotes equal effort to all areas. The Corporation is at present actively marketing 65 factories amounting to 31, 862 sq. metres in Durham, representing 20 per cent. of its marketing effort in the North-East region. In addition, 20 new workshops are under construction in Darlington.