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Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he is taking to encourage the development of, and investment in, manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

The Government's policies for the regeneration of British industry were outlined in the White Paper, Command 5710, published in August 1974. I have brought before the House a new Industry Bill to give effect to those policies.