Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th January 1988.

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Photo of Mr Robert Atkins Mr Robert Atkins , South Ribble 12:00 am, 13th January 1988

The hon. Gentleman is quite wrong. This is a success story, again. There are many success stories that we do not hear about. The United Kingdom has a substantial surplus on her trade in chemicals. It is the number one export industry in the manufacturing sector. We ought to tell the world, as I am doing and as the Opposition ought to be doing, that we are doing well.