HC Deb 22 January 2001 vol 361 c398W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer of 16 January 2000,Official Report, columns 218–19W, on manufacturing, what procedures are in place for interested outside bodies, including employers' organisations and trade unions, to make representations to the ministerial groups which discuss industrial issues including job losses. [146485]

Mr. Alan Johnson

Ministers receive frequent representations from outside bodies interested in industrial issues, including job losses. These are taken into account in discussions in the informal ministerial meetings and groups to which I referred.

Mr. Alan Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list those sections of United Kingdom manufacturing industry in which his Department expects to see(a) earnings growth and (b) job growth. [146921]

Mr. Alan Johnson

My Department does not make forecasts of earnings growth and employment growth in manufacturing sectors.