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Greater focus needed for British manufacturing

March 10, 2013 10:50 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Commenting, Liberal Democrat BIS spokesperson, Gordon Birtwistle said:
"Liberal Democrats having been working hard in government to deliver a strong manufacturing sector in a stronger economy.
"Under the last Labour government the competitive concerns of this vital part of our economy were ignored.
"Vince Cable has made a vital start to help revitalise manufacturing, but we must not stop there. The Government must take an active role in supporting manufacturing. We need further rounds of the regional growth fund to help create a more geographically sustainable economy. And we need a renewed commitment to ensure new workers have the skills necessary to support a strong manufacturing sector."