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Wales

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many Government factories in Wales are at present vacant.

Twenty-three units are at present vacant, but of these 13 have been provisionally allocated to would-be tenants.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many Government factories are presently under construction or planned in Wales; and of these how many are already allocated.

Twenty-four units, each under 5,000 sq. ft.—465 sq. metres—and 40 of larger sizes. Five of the smaller and 14 of the larger are under allocation.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) what was the total number of official visits by firms from outside Wales seeking industrial locations in Wales in each year since 1971 and in the first quarter of 1975;(2) what was the total number of official inquiries recorded from firms outside Wales for industrial locations in Wales in each year since 1971 and in the first quarter of 1975.

Visits and inquiries recorded by my Department from firms outside Wales for locations in the Principality were:

First VisitsEnquiries
197199>257
1972160427
1973282855
1974200635
1975 (first quarter)3687