Orders of the Day — The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:35 pm on 1st December 1998.

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Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward Conservative, Witney 7:35 pm, 1st December 1998

I recognise the efforts that the Chancellor may be making outside the United Kingdom. However, as we heard today from my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude), 1,200 jobs were lost today at the Courtauld textiles factory, and only last week—on black Friday—4,000 jobs were lost. What does the hon. Lady think should be done to protect jobs at home?