§ Mr. Hickmet
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many factory units, giving the floor space in each case, English Industrial Estates have constructed in Glanford and Scunthorpe since 1981; what is the total cost of construction; and how many have been occupied, by how many companies and how many jobs created.
§ Mr. Trippier
[pursuant to his reply, 2 July 1985, c. 92]: The following factory units have been built by the English Industrial Estates Corporation in Glanford and Scunthorpe since 1981 at a total cost of about £6.3 million.
Glanford Scunthorpe Total Number of units constructed 45 11 56 Total floorspace (m 2) 11,804 15,462 27,266
Forty one of the units have been occupied at one time or another by a total of 40 companies, employing up to 524 workers. At present 36 units are occupied by 29 companies employing 434 workers. It is not practicable to estimate the number of jobs that would have been created as the sole consequence of these premises.