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Orders of the Day — Regional Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 8th July 1981.

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Photo of Sir Keith Joseph Sir Keith Joseph , Leeds North East 5:08 pm, 8th July 1981

I should prefer to finish my argument. I am attempting to put an argument. I am not maintaining that changes of behaviour in management and work forces can recapture or capture markets in every case. Of course I am not. There are occasions when we have lost markets or are not winning markets because of patchy management or because of work force attitudes. The House will agree, either publicly or privately, that overmanning and restrictive labour practices have been, and to a large extent still are, the bane in our economy.