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J J Prior Ltd (Docklands)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what alternative use for the J. J. Prior site the London Docklands Development Corporation has planned; what alternative riverside sites have been offered to the firm; if the London Docklands Development Corporation intends to purchase compulsorily the land occupied by J. J. Prior, an aggregate firm on the River Lea; and how many people are employed by J. J. Prior Ltd.

Approximately 30 people are employed by J. J. Prior on this site, which is affected by

District Councils in Devon, rate support grant
1982–83

£ million
1983–84

£ million
1984–85

£ million
1985–86

£ million
1986–87

£ million
East Devon4·0224·1054·0253·8644·282
Exeter3·6033·6923·7993·8604·971
North Devon2·7562·8262·8062·6662·952
Plymouth9·8469·9219·91310·10112·305
South Hams2·7452·8582·8202·6862·857
Teignbridge3·6563·7783·7133·5153·834
Mid Devon1·9042·0151·8541·7861·931
Torbay4·4634·6674·6514·7784·968
Torridge2·0232·0832·0651·9922·147
West Devon1·3071·4571·4281·3761·481

proposals for a new roundabout at the junction of two major new roads. The LDDC has therefore resolved to acquire the site compulsorily, but its policy is to retain existing local firms within its area wherever possible or to find an alternative site providing the same, or better, facilities. Accordingly. the LDDC is discussing alternative riverside locations with the company.