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Development Areas (Factories And Extensions)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 29 April 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade how many Government-financed new factories or extensions have been built in Development Areas under the Distribution of Industry Acts since 1945; and how many are now unoccupied.

By 31st March, 1954, 764 factories and extensions of over 1,000 sq. ft. had been completed. Ten factories (including three very small ones) are at the moment unoccupied. The figure of 10 includes factories leased to tenants but immediately available for re-allocation to new tenants.