Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:44 pm on 16th May 2012.

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Photo of Lord King of Bridgwater Lord King of Bridgwater Conservative 4:44 pm, 16th May 2012

The noble Lord says that no encouragement is being given to manufacturing. However, is he aware of the very encouraging recent news about major new investment in this country on the part of two major car companies? That is significant news for manufacturing and builds on today's very welcome announcement that this year, for the first time since 1976, we have exported more cars than we have imported.