HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 c52W
16. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will take steps to promote industrial development in the East Midlands.

Mr. David Mitchell

The industrial and employment prospects of the East Midlands depends on firms producing competitively goods that customers want to buy. That is a task for industry. The Government's role is to help create the conditions in which competitive and enterprising industrial firms can develop.

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