HC Deb 07 May 1985 vol 78 c328W
Mr. Raffan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many advance factories have been (a) built and (b) allocated in Wales since May 1979.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

In the period from 1 May 1979 to 30 April 1985, 1,451 advance factories have been completed by the Welsh Development Agency, the Development Board for Rural Wales and Cwmbran development corporation, providing 7.2 million sq. ft. of new industrial space. The total amount of space available is now 2.8 million sq. ft. which is about 12 per cent. of the total stock held by the three bodies concerned. 1,659 factories—9.7 million sq. ft. of space—have been allocated in the same period.