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Lancashire

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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21.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what plans the Government have to sustain employment in the Lancashire textile industry.

Our economic policies are designed to deal with the causes of inflation and encourage firms throughout the country to become more competitive and to make the best of their opportunities to the benefit of employment generally. As far as textiles are concerned, we are helping the industry by doing all we can to ensure that the Community's arrangements under the MFA are implemented as quickly as possible.