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Advance Factories

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what consultation takes place between his Department and local authorities outside the assisted areas about the advance factory building programmes carried out by some of those authorities.

Local authorities outside the assisted areas consult my Department about their proposals for advance factories if an industrial development certificate is required. In addition, proposals for advance factories within the partnership areas of inner Birmingham and inner London may be discussed within the partnership machinery. My Department is also consulted by the Department of the Environment about applications for Government assistance for factory building under the urban programme.