§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the square footage and the number of Government factories in Wales which have been vacated since May 1979 and the number of tenants whose businesses have failed.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Since May 1979, 383 companies have vacated 425 factory units—4.88 million sq ft—owned by the Welsh Development Agency, the Development Board for Rural Wales and Cwmbran Development Corporation. Of these 383 companies it is estimated that approximately half have failed.