§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his oral answer of 23 November,Official Report, column 583, if he will publish any evidence that British industry's level of competitiveness has changed relative to the rest of the EEC since 1979.
§ Mr. Needham
The Government's White Paper "Helping Business To Win"—Cm 2563—set out a detailed analysis of the improvements in British industry's competitive position relative to our international competitors since 1979. The White Paper contained a formidable agenda of actions and initiatives committing the Government to work with industry to build on this success.