Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th January 1987.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Dickens Mr Geoffrey Dickens , Littleborough and Saddleworth 12:00 am, 26th January 1987

Does my right hon. Friend agree that politicians who enter this place having had experience in commerce and industry are perhaps more alert politicians? Is it not healthy that civil servants should be seconded into industry so that they know what the outside world is all about?