§ Sir George Young
Vacant floorspace statistics for offices, shops, factories and warehouses are not maintained by the department of the Environment.
The Department does produce detailed estimates of floorspace stock for commercial offices, shops, factories and warehouses by local authority district throughout England, in "Commercial and Industrial Floorspace Statistics, England" published annually. Similar figures for Wales are publishd by the Welsh Office, in "Commercial and Industrial Floorspace Statistics, Wales". Both publications are available in the Library.
Information on vacant office, factory and warehouse floorspace and on take-up of premises is published regularly by a number of leading firms of surveyors and estate agents. The supply of, and demand for, commercial and industrial accommodation is mainly a matter to be determined and monitored by the market.