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Industry (Government Support)

Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 5:09 pm on 16th June 2010.

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Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Conservative, Devizes 5:09 pm, 16th June 2010

I want to emphasise that point. We heard so much about the financial stability that the previous Government were going to give us, yet the international markets have sent out an incredibly strong signal: that we finally have a Government with the guts and the policies to tackle this deficit, which hon. Members who are now on the Opposition Benches could never even own up to, let alone deal with. The markets are saying, "This is now a country that we want to invest in again," and interest rates have fallen as a consequence. I want to underline the importance of the statistic that my hon. Friend gave in demonstrating the world's view of Britain finally being open to business, now that we have had a change of Government.

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