Enterprise Initiative

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 1:33 pm on 4th March 1988.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Forman Mr Nigel Forman , Carshalton and Wallington 1:33 pm, 4th March 1988

As the hon. Gentleman is talking about the direction of the DTI under its present leadership, does he not at least pay tribute to the fact that since 1979 the balance of spending within the DTI has shifted dramatically away from propping up the industries of the past towards greater support of innovation and research and development? Is that not exactly what the Labour party would wish?