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Warrington-Runcorn New Town

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give for each year since 1981 the square footage of factory space vacated by tenants of Warrington-Runcorn new town.

The information requested is as follows:

Factory space vacated
1 gross square footage
1985–86259,000
1986–87291,500
1987–88296,750
1 Estimated.

Note: These figures do not take account of re-allocations or other re-lettings. Information for 1984–85 and previous years is not readily available.

I should emphasise that a significant proportion, about a third, of vacations arise from expansion, and that these figures do not therefore reflect the success of the corporation's role in the industrial development of the north-west.