Chemicals

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

I appreciate the hon. Gentleman's interest in chemical matters, but in this instance he is wrong. In proportionate terms, as I said in the previous answer, we are comparable to many other OECD countries. This is an important industry, and it is doing well. It is achieving great success at home and abroad, and we ought to congratulate it on its success rather than whinge about it.