Industry

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd January 2019.

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Photo of Kirstene Hair Kirstene Hair Conservative, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Industrial Strategy takes account of the importance of traditional industries to local areas.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Industrial Strategy ensures every place, including areas where traditional industries are located, realises its full economic potential. We are working in partnership with local areas to agree a Local Industrial Strategy with every area of England by early 2020, with support for places in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that want one.

Local Industrial Strategies will provide distinctive and long-term visions of how specific places can maximise their contribution to UK productivity, building on existing local strengths and capitalising on the opportunities of the future.

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