HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c673W
Mr. Colman

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what industrial support resources, including staff and direct financial investment, are invested in the(a) automotive, (b) environmental industry, (c) construction, (d) metals, (e) aerospace, (f) chemicals and (g) water industrial sectors. [63806]

Ms Hewitt

The DTI's role is to work with business, employees and consumers to drive up UK productivity and competitiveness. Our planned expenditure on resources for the promotion of enterprise, innovation and increased productivity is £1.23 billion for 2002–03, as set out in Table 2, Annex A, of the Trade and Industry Expenditure Plans Report 2002, Cm 5416. This will include advice and support for the sectors in question and the development of policy to promote the success of those sectors. The detailed information requested cannot be provided without incurring a disproportionate cost.