HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 cc246-7W
65. Mr. Janner

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the current state of the knitwear and hosiery industries in Leicester.

Mr. Atkins

While I recognise the difficulties facing many firms in this sector, the hosiery and knitwear industries have made a major contribution to Leicester's economic and industrial development. I am confident that they will continue to adapt to technological and other changes to the further benefit of the local and national economies.