asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will sponsor a programme of building advance flatted factories in inner city areas to create jobs and encourage small businesses which will not damage amenity to return to those areas.
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 22nd June 1977; Vol. 934, c. 32], gave the following information:The Department has already adapted its advance factory programmes so as to locate factory units in inner city areas. Some 52 of these are small units suitable for smaller firms. I am asking the English Industrial Estates Corporation to advise me on the potential of flatted factories to satisfy the industrial development needs of inner city areas within the Department's advance factory programme.