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Knowledge Economy

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the development of the knowledge economy in Wales; and if he will make a statement. (315875)

I have regular discussions with the First Minister on the Welsh economy and he and I both recognise the importance of developing the knowledge economy in Wales.

Now that the UK economy has returned to growth it is vital that we ensure our workforce and our innovative businesses are equipped to face the challenges of the recovery.