§ Mr. Page
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to the oral statement of 6 April 1998,Official Report, column 123, what recent representations she has 139W received from hon. Members representing constituencies in the South East on manufacturing industry; and what response she has issued. 
§ Mr. Battle
[holding answer 12 May 1998]: I received a representation from the hon. Gentleman and in reply acknowledged the interest he has taken in the state of manufacturing industry.