Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th 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 his speech of 11 September 2012 at Imperial College London, whether he still plans to publish specific sector strategy documents for (a) the digital and creative industries and (b) advanced manufacturing.

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

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made yesterday, 11 September 2013, Hansard, columns 49-50WS.

The Government set out its approach to industrial strategy in September 2012. In the last 12 months we have published strategies in eleven sectors where our economic analysis demonstrates we can have the biggest impact. A number of these strategies focus on advanced manufacturing. The Information Economy Strategy covers the digital sector. Beyond this our approach is about supporting all sectors through a spectrum of support. This includes assistance to the creative sector through the work of Creative Industries Council.

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