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Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will make a statement on the prospects for manufacturing industry in Scotland. [106727]

The manufacturing sector continues to be of vital importance to the Scottish economy and remains a substantial employer with significant linkages to the rest of the economy. Despite the impact of difficult global conditions the sector has an excellent export record and is well placed to benefit from the wide range of supporting measures in the Government's manufacturing strategy.