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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department is working on schemes to accredit products for which the majority of design and manufacture took place in the UK.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is not working on any such schemes. Our focus is on challenging the myths that “we don't make anything any more”; and to champion the exciting reality of British manufacturing today. We want people in the UK to take a fresh look at manufacturing and to appreciate the scale and excellence of our manufacturing industry.

The Make it in Great Britain (MiiGB) campaign is all about changing the image of manufacturing, among investors and especially young people, too many of whom are missing out on great jobs and careers.

The campaign builds on the already successful See Inside Manufacturing programme, which encourages young people to consider a career in manufacturing by enabling them to go behind the scenes of some of the UK's world-class facilities to learn about modern manufacturing and the jobs available.

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