Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to table 4.1 of his Department's document Industrial Strategy: UK sector analysis, published in September 2012, for which sectors the Government (a) has developed and (b) plans to develop a strategic partnership.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

This year as part of the Industrial Strategy Government and business have jointly developed and published sector strategies for Aerospace, Automotive, Agritech, Information Economy, Professional and Business Services, Education, Construction, Offshore Wind, Civil Nuclear, and Oil and Gas. In December 2012 a one year on update to the Life Sciences strategy was published.

In June 2013 an industry led sector strategy for electronics was published, and a new strategy from the Defence Growth Partnership was launched on 9 September. A chemicals strategy will be published this autumn.

Beyond this, the Government provides support for all sectors of the economy ranging from light touch engagement, to fully coordinated sector partnerships.

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