§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what measures are being taken to ensure that future growth in the United Kingdom manufacturing sector does not lag behind that of the rest of the economy.
§ Mr. Battle
[holding answer 13 November 1997]Our prosperity depends on creating a modern economy—strong in manufacturing and services. To help build a modern economy the Department of Trade and Industry is promoting competition and consumer protection; seeking high standards and fairness at work; and looking to the long-term in science and technology. This agenda is being advanced in partnership with firms in all sectors.54W