Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:15 pm, 1st April 2014

I agree entirely with my hon. Friend’s point. I was about to come on to look at the Labour Government’s record on the automotive industry and on industrial strategy. It is simply not right to begin looking at the sector only from 2010. A lot of work went in, over a long period of time, with the work force and the trade unions as well as through Government, to make sure there were the right skills and the investment needed for the industry to compete in the future. The Labour Government took that seriously; I hope this Government will take that forward.