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St Ives, Cornwall

Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many industrial estates are situated in the St. Ives parliamentary division; how many new factories are planned on these estates; how much space is available for future expansion; and to what extent he and the local councils control policy for the future development of these estates.

There are industrial estates at Penzance—two—Helston and St. Ives. The two at Penzance are fully developed, although the one at Longrock is to be extended by 12 acres. Four acres remain at Helston and 1·5 acres at St. Ives. My Department is to build, on behalf of the Development Commission, a 5,000 sq. ft. terraced advance factory at Helston and two 5,000 sq. ft. terraced advance factories at St. Ives. The future development of these estates rests with the local authorities as land owners, but they co-operate with my Department in making land available as required for Government advance factories.