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Manufacturing Industries

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will meet representatives of the British Made for Quality organisation to discuss their campaign to support British manufacturing. (234117)

The Government are committed to helping UK manufacturing to get through the current economic downturn. Ministerial colleagues and I regularly meet main industry organisations and trade associations representing manufacturing to discuss their concerns. The Government published their new manufacturing strategy in September which sets out a powerful vision for UK manufacturing in the global economy.