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Advance Factories

Volume 894: debated on Friday 4 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the average period of time between the announcement of an advance factory by his Department and completion of construction.

Taking advance factories completed since February 1974, and including cases where land first had to be acquired, the average was 26 months.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many of the advance factories to be built in 1976–77 are to be located in Kirkby or on the Knowsley Industrial Estate.

Nine advance factories totalling 140,000 square feet are under construction on the Knowsley Industrial Estate. Three are due for completion during the late summer and the remainder by the spring of next year.

ScotlandUnited Kingdom including Scotland
NumberValueNumberValue
000)000)
Loans105238245
Interest relief grants (based on a notional loan value of less than £10,000)2223114115
Romoval grants3388226679
I regret that the required information about the number of companies registered in Scotland is not readily available.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the total sum of money given to date as assistance under the Industry Act 1972.