HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 c413W
35. Mr. John Patten

asked the Secretary of State for Industry which sectors of British industry are most likely to prove to be sources of new jobs.

Mr. David Mitchell

The fastest growing sectors of manufacturing industry in terms of employment in recent years have been plastics and electronics. Whether these and other sectors can continue to provide new jobs will depend on international competitiveness based on good management and work force co-operation.