Oral Answers to Questions — Machine Tools

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1970.

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Photo of Hon. Nicholas Ridley Hon. Nicholas Ridley , Cirencester and Tewkesbury 12:00 am, 27th April 1970

Is the Minister aware that that is nearly the same proportion of the gross domestic product and that there has been no real increase in what has been put into machine tools? Why was the Minister of Technology so complacent about the machine tool industry when he made his speech in the debate on the Address?