London Jobs and Growth Plan (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
July 1, 2015
Question By: 
Kit Malthouse
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Harvey McGrath, Deputy Chair of the LEP, and Cathy Walsh OBE, Further Education Representative of the LEP

Question

Kit Malthouse AM MP:  I assume that you would accept that for all the businesses and people employed in the area of green technology and green industries, 80% of what they do and what holds them back is exactly the same as for businesses that are not involved in those technologies.  Therefore, your work on small business, science and technology and all those areas of emphasis would be equally as applicable to green technology, Jenny ‑‑

Jenny Jones AM:  Yes.

Kit Malthouse AM MP:  ‑‑ as they are to other things.

Harvey McGrath (Deputy Chair, London Enterprise Panel):  Indeed.

Kit Malthouse AM MP:  For instance, one of the industries in London in particular and the southeast and the UK generally that holds out enormous promise for environmental change is synthetic biology, not least in the digestion of waste.  This is an area of science that could benefit from the fund that you referred to earlier that you might be setting up and some of the work on small business and, indeed, the emphasis on science-based skills across London.  It is not that these industries, as Jenny has seemed to imply, are somehow excluded.  They can participate in the overall programme of boosting small technology-based businesses across the whole of London.

 

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Answer for London Jobs and Growth Plan (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for London Jobs and Growth Plan (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
Harvey McGrath, Deputy Chair of the LEP, and Cathy Walsh OBE, Further Education Representative of the LEP

Harvey McGrath (Deputy Chair, London Enterprise Panel):  Indeed, yes.  Thank you.kit