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|
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.