HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 c170W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is satisfied with the progress of industrial development in Greater Manchester.

Mr. MacGregor

Industry in Greater Manchester as elsewhere has felt the effects of the world-wide recession. The Government's policies, including the priority attached to reducing inflation and curtailing public expenditure, will create the climate for soundly based and competitive industry to develop. The extent to which industry thrives will depend to a considerable extent on the enthusiasm and efficiency of management and work force.