Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th May 2014.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 11:30 am, 13th May 2014

I will indeed commend that ambition. It is appropriate that the enterprise partnership that brings together Birmingham and Solihull has the great good fortune to be led by Andy Street, the managing director of John Lewis and one of the country’s most admired business people. It is fantastic that he is devoting his time to helping the local economy to grow and providing that private sector leadership, which is in marked contrast to the regional development agencies that we had in the past, presided over by governors-general such as Mr Brown.