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West Midlands Region

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if it is his intention to take any measures to assist the West Midlands region in view of the growth of unemployment.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 November 1981]: The Government are already taking measures, through their general economic strategy, to encourage a climate in which industry in the West Midlands and throughout the country can once again grow and prosper. Against this background, action by management and workers at all levels to increase productivity and competitiveness is crucial in leading to new and secure jobs in the region.