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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 907710, tabled on 20 November 2018

What recent steps he has taken through the Industrial Strategy to increase the number of high-quality, well paid jobs.

Answered on

20 November 2018

High quality, well paid jobs are a crucial part of our economy and are underpinned by productivity. Our Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan to boost productivity by investing in skills, industries and infrastructure.

We have overseen the biggest increase in R&D funding in the last 40 years, committing £7 billion by 2023/2024; have the fastest growing infrastructure investment across the G7; and are providing £37bn of additional capital spending, all of which contribute to the creation of high-quality jobs across the UK.

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