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Part of Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 13th January 2011.

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Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 10:30 am, 13th January 2011

That was a very stretched literary metaphor, if I may say so. [ Interruption. ] No, in spite of the question, the reality is that the Government are working very closely in that area, and as we have demonstrated in the north-east, we are making good progress. I work closely with my colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government, as I do with other Ministers, and I am sorry that Opposition Front Benchers have nothing positive to say on this subject.