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Advance Factories

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what precise geographical definition of shipbuilding areas has been used in the latest programme of advance factory building; and how many advance factories are at the moment standing empty or under construction in those areas.

The shipbuilding areas are defined for this purpose as the travel-to-work areas of Tyneside, Wear-side, Teesside and Liverpool. The current figures of advance factories are as under:

TTW AreaEmptyUnder construction