§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications for industrial development certificates in the South-Eastern Region were turned down by his Department over the last 12 months; to what industries they applied; and if he will give details for the Greater London Council area separately.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
In the period 1st November, 1971 to 31st October, 1972, 39 IDCs were refused in the South-Eastern Region; the industries to which they applied—with the Standard Industrial Classification Order Nos.—were:
Refusals SIC Industries South Eastern Region of which GLC area III Food, drink and tobacco 1 — V Chemicals and allied industries 1 — VI Metal manufacture 1 1 VII Mechanical engineering 5 — VIII Instrument engineering 3 — IX Electrical engineering 12 1 XI Vehicles 1 — XII Metal goods 1 1 XV Clothing and footwear 3 2 XVI Bricks, pottery, glass, cement etc 1 1 XIX All other manufacturing industries (including speculative development) 10 4
Note: The exemption limit below which IDCs are not required was raised in July 1972 from 5,000 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft.