HC Deb 19 April 2004 vol 420 c294W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to bid to retain the vacant TK-ECC factory premises at Dundonald to encourage reinvestment into the area. [165910]

Mr. Gardiner

TK-ECC purchased the factory, freehold, from IDB in 1995 as part of a major disposal programme of fully developed estates. Invest NI has no plans to buy the factory back should it come onto the market.

The land is zoned as "existing employment/industry" and Invest NI will oppose any attempt to change that zoning and will seek to work with the private sector to obtain new tenants and encourage reinvestment in the area.

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