Industrial Strategy: West Midlands

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 12:00 am, 14th March 2017

I agree with my hon. Friend—he is absolutely right. The reputation of the black country is very strong. There is the phrase

“Made in the Black Country, Sold around the World”,

but to fulfil that we need good skills. Andy Street, being a person of great business experience, is the best person available to bring that business acumen to bringing more businesses to the whole of the west midlands.