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Power Plant Manufacturing

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry at what extent his proposals for the future of the power plant manufacturing industry will require a contraction in manufacturing capacity and in employment.

The measures in mind are intended to establish an internationally competitive manufacturing industry which offers the only prospect of long-term security of employment. As I said in my answer to the hon. Member on 19th April, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry expects to be in a position to announce proposals for action shortly.