Advance Factories, West Auckland

Oral Answers to Questions — Technology – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1 December 1969.

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Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland 12:00, 1 December 1969

asked the Minister of Technology what progress is being made with the erection and leasing of the two advance factories in the West Auckland area.

Photo of Mr Eric Varley Mr Eric Varley , Chesterfield

Both advance factories, one of 25,000 sq. ft. and the other of 10,000 sq. ft., are under construction and are expected to be completed in March and February, 1970, respectively. Applications have been received for both and negotiations are proceeding.

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

Can my hon. Friend say how many male jobs are likely to arise in these two factories?

Photo of Mr Eric Varley Mr Eric Varley , Chesterfield

I cannot give precise information, but I believe that there will be a high proportion of male jobs in these two factories.