HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 c85W
Mr. Alison

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs on which sector of the economy it is Government policy to lay primary emphasis in the encouragement of investment.

Mr. Alan Williams

It is the Government's policy to lay primary emphasis on the encouragement of investment in manufacturing industry, because an increase in manufacturing investment is essential to the necessary improvement in industrial productivity and to the achievement of a balance of payments surplus.