I welcome the green paper on a new modern Industrial Strategy which will support businesses in Southampton to grow and create more high skilled, high paid jobs for local people.

The Industrial Strategy will ensure everyone in Southampton can benefit from success through ten ‘pillars’ – including investing in science, research and innovation, and upgrading infrastructure – that underpin a new approach and will identify all of the new opportunities across our economy. This strategy will create the conditions where the winners can emerge and grow in different types of business across Southampton.