Industrial Development Certificates (King's Lynn)

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn 12:00 am, 17th February 1966

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industrial development certificates were granted for firms to develop in the King's Lynn area in each quarter of the years 1963, 1964 and 1965.

Photo of Mr George Darling Mr George Darling , Sheffield, Hillsborough

As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that although there has been a very welcome increase, I understand, there was a lack of correlation between housing and industry a couple of years ago with the result that about 100 houses are now standing idle? Will he bear that in mind when considering future applications for I.D.C.s?

Photo of Mr George Darling Mr George Darling , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Yes, Sir. As my hon. Friend knows, we have had discussions with the King's Lynn Council and the Greater London Council and we are doing everything we can to improve phasing of housing and industrial development.

Following is the information:

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES ISSUED FOR THE KING'S LYNN EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE AREA
196319641965
1st Jan.-31st Mar.1
1st Apr.-30th June123
1st July–30th Sept.49
1st Oct.–31st Dec.14
Total1816