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Advance Factories

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many advance factories have been approved in development areas since the new programmes were announced on 3rd July and 11th September last year.

A total of 59 for the assisted areas was announced in November 1974 and February 1975. A further six factories to meet the special needs of the Ebbw Vale area were announced on 7th May by the Secretary of State for Wales, who also announced then seven more factories which form part of a further programme for the assisted areas as a whole which we hope to announce shortly.