Oral Answers to Questions — Government Factories (Disposal).

– in the House of Commons on 26th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr Dudley Joel Mr Dudley Joel , Dudley

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many Government factories, or similar structures, built in the War, are now unoccupied and earning no rent whatever, and where they are and the original cost of construction; and what steps are being taken by his Department to obtain publicity for the existence of such buildings which might well appeal to foreign firms establishing themselves in this country?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

There are only two such factories, both of which were occupied until recently. They are at Trafford Park, Manchester. The original cost of construction was £80,000. The properties have been offered for sale privately, and by public auction, and are now in the hands of agents for disposal.