§ Mr. Armstrong
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proposals he has for industrial development of West Durham and the expansion of industrial estates and provision of advance factories in view of the recent redundancies declared at Spennymoor, West Auckland and Crook.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Four terraced factories totalling 900 square metres are under construction by the English Industrial Estates Corporation at Crook and a further 900 square metres single factory at West Auckland. Land is being acquired for four additional terraced factories totalling 900 square metres at Bishop Auckland, and an existing factory at Crook is being extended by 1,350 square metres.