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Factory Building

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 13 April 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade how much factory building was authorised in the first quarter of this year compared with the totals in the corresponding quarter of the preceding three years.

Since the answer contains a table of figures, I will with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

DateProjects approvedArea
sq. ft.
First quarter, 195452410,733,000
First quarter, 19533737,051,000
First quarter, 19522355,077,000
First quarter, 195148010,360,000

These figures relate to new factories and extensions exceeding 5,000 square feet which the Board of Trade have certified under section 14 (4) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, as consistent with the proper distribution of industry.