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Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 16th June 2010.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Conservative, Tamworth 3:32 pm, 16th June 2010

I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman. We are both Members of Parliament in the west midlands, and he waxes eloquent about public investment being the only panacea for the problems that we have in the west midlands. There is an organisation that he will know about called Advantage West Midlands. I am sure the shadow Secretary of State also knows about it, because he appointed the board when he was a Minister. I have business men in Tamworth queuing up to tell me how inefficient and how ineffective that organisation is. One of them is a former Labour councillor who went to AWM, asked for investment, did not get it and lost his business-

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