Manufacturing Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1999.

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Photo of Stephen Byers Stephen Byers Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry 12:00 am, 25th March 1999

I am disappointed to hear that rather selective quotation from what was said by the president of the CBI. I shall have a word with Sir Clive, and put him right. It is a shame that he was not the CBI representative at a meeting that I convened last Thursday, involving the CBI, the Institute of Directors, the British chambers of commerce and representatives of small business, to discuss constructively how we can lift the burden of regulation from business. That is a serious agenda, and one that I intend to pursue with vigour.