Manufacturing: West Midlands

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Solicitor General), Law Officers' Department

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to encourage high-skilled manufacturing in the West Midlands.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department of Trade and Industry

Manufacturing remains a critical part of the West Midlands economy. The Government are working closely with Advantage West Midlands to develop the new regional economic strategy which will encourage manufacturers to move to high value added production through the application of science and innovation, world-class practice and skills development.

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colin preece
Posted on 8 Jun 2007 4:39 pm (Report this annotation)

From: "David Hooper" To: "Colin Preece" CC: "Judith Kirkland" ,"Ian Carlier (E-mail)" David

To be honest I am very disappointed with your reply. You say nothing of lowering carbon footprints or creating the industry to do so and if I am talking about millions of pounds to establish those industries, what does it matter as long as those footprints are minimised and not only our regions children but potentially the worlds children have a future to look for ward to?

Lambread Ltd has given A.W.M. a viable way to minimise the carbon footprint of the west midlands transport system and also a way to minimise the footprint of all regional and local government with tree free paper making, with all processes carried out in the region. That the same processes could be carried out nationally also makes your return email almost like a stub of contempt.

How many jobs do you think hemp will create? Would it indeed make a difference to our regional farmers income? Not only will it create employment, unlike the jobs that are on the job market at the moment, hemp jobs are jobs for life, or could well be if an individual chooses it to be that way. You know this business idea is the most logical option as far as minimising carbon footprints is concerned but instead of perhaps referring Lambread ltd ideas and business plan on to your colleagues or at least someone with a knowledge of sustainable human and environmental development you beat about the bush and send Lambread a list of loan providers, many of which Lambread have already made contact with over the past two years, with much the same response as you. Lambread needs AWM on our side and playing the same tune. If AWM is not going to say yes to hemp in our region, AWM condemns our region to fewer jobs and a carbon footprint that will make no difference to the effects of global warming.

You say you know nothing about the hemp industry. Just type in the word hemp in google and get educated. If you choose not to teach yourself what hope is there for the masses. Like you can’t be bothered to back Lambread and learn, they can’t be bothered to teach themselves how to recycle? Am I bovvered you betcha I’m bovvered!

You know now the potential of hemp thanks to Lambread communications with you. Have you had any other industry contact you or anyone at AWM with such a proposal ever? Is the proposal logically that simple your brain cannot understand it? Is your brain trained to complicate things because it has been told there are no simple solutions?

The technology already exists for grain seed for ethanol; the process for extracting ethanol from hemp seed is exactly the same. The bi-products are the same except for the fact tree free paper can be processed industrially from hemp fibre or even just the hemp herds. The hemp fibre can then be used for textiles.

We in the west midlands need to be growing as much biomass as we can and the best biomass is hemp. AWM needs to help Lambread ltd educate the region truthfully about the attributes of the cannabis hemp plant and stop beating about the bush.

To be honest I am shocked by your response. You have done nothing to help. Like JC+ we feel as though you have thrown Lambread Ltd back down the ladder with contempt as have all business start up providers in the past few years. I class them as being guilty of crimes against humanity for suppressing the hemp industry and that includes malcolm wicks of the dti.

Some researchers believe the effects of global warming will be irreversible in 9 years time if humanity does not reduce its carbon footprint. I beg you to wake up. 32,000 hectares lay fallow in 2002. I saw somewhere over 300,000 acres of marginal land lies unused annually in the UK. Lambread ltd wants farmers to use those lands productively, locally, regionally and nationally. And when lambread thinks of the unused land internationally that could be used for hemp production, Lambread sees a reduction of the earth’s global carbon footprint being the difference between the life or deaths of billions of people. Hemp has to become a major tool in the reversing of the effects of global warming before 2015. If it is not, we at lambread see very little hope for the future of the world’s children and indeed humanity as a whole.

Hemp, political suicide? Not if AWM joins Lambread and tells the whole hemp truth!

A world without global hemp production? Human and environmental genocide by the few who kept hemp hidden and couldn’t be bothered to tell the truth for what-ever reason. Do you want to be one of the few who keep hemp hidden behind a bodyguard of lies?

Colin Preece
Lambread Ltd.