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Industry: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL5033, tabled on 26 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on rural areas of the proposed Industrial Strategy.

Answered on

9 February 2017

The industrial strategy is an opportunity to make the most of the diverse strengths of all of the UK’s cities and regions, including rural areas. Government is already taking a range of steps to improve productivity in rural areas, for example through investment in digital infrastructure. Our industrial strategy Green Paper seeks views on how we can take further steps to drive improved productivity in growth in all parts of the country, including rural areas.