HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c7
5. Mr. Miller

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his monitoring of the effectiveness of the Government's policy objectives. [36750]

The Parliamentary Secretary, Office of Public Service (Mr. David Willetts)

The Government aim at combining economic dynamism with constitutional stability and to continue—in stark contrast to the Labour party—our success in communicating those objectives.

Mr. Miller

In light of the Minister's answer, what impact will the resignation of the Paymaster General have on the Government's ability to achieve their objectives? Will that stability emerge as a result of that resignation, or will it take more resignations before stability emerges?

Mr. Willetts

The Government will carry on communicating their messages about economic success and continue protecting the British constitution from the Labour party's batty and damaging agenda.

Mr. Hawkins

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Government's success in achieving their policy objectives was most recently emphasised by the huge inward investment in Wales announced in the last few days? Will we continue to see the successful implementation of Government economic policies, which could never have occurred if Labour's policies had been followed?

Mr. Willetts

My hon. Friend is right. More than 40 per cent. of all American and Japanese investment in Europe comes to this country, which is a vote of confidence in the Government's economic policies.