HC Deb 01 November 1995 vol 265 c349W
26. Mr. Roy Hughes

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what new initiatives he is taking to improve competitiveness in British industry. [38676]

Mr. Lang

Improving UK competitiveness is at the centre of my Department's work. We are pursuing a wide range of initiatives, including the extension of the benchmarking approach into the service sector; encouraging innovation and improved supply chains; expanding support for small businesses through the opening of more business links; and export promotion.