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Industrial Development Certificates

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the square footage for which industrial development certificates have been (a) granted and (b) refused in Kent in the years 1970 to 1976, inclusive.

Comparable statistics about industrial development certificates are available for the years in question only in respect of the employment office areas approximating to the county of Kent. On this basis the information is as follows:

IDCs granted 000 sq ft.IDCs refused 00 sq ft
19702,305317
19712,318128
19722,43990
19733,34049
19742,309326*
19751,388
19761,535Nil
Exemption limits were altered in July 1972, September 1974 and May 1976.
* Combined to avoid possible disclosure of details of individual case.