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Factories, Scotland

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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75.

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new factories, opened by branches of English firms in Scotland, have been closed in 1948.

No new factories opened by branches of English firms in Scotland were closed in 1948, but five English firms who had taken over factories built in Scotland before or during the war ceased activities there early in 1949.

78.

asked the President of the Board of Trade what area of Government-financed factory space in Scotland is at present unallocated.

Approximately 300,000 square feet of factory space which is substantially complete, and a further 800,000 square feet still in various stages of construction are at present unallocated although firm application or inquiries are under consideration in respect of about 500,000 square feet.