Fiona spoke in the House of Commons welcoming the Government's Industrial Strategy.
"I welcome the strategy. Siemens, which has a pioneering digital factory in Congleton, is one of the companies that has led on the recent “Made Smarter” review. Does the Secretary of State agree with the principles behind the review, and that priority should be given to upskilling 1 million industrial workers to enable digital technologies to be successfully exploited, and so put the UK at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution?"
Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, responded:
"I do indeed, and I would like to put on the record my thanks to Professor Jürgen Maier, the head of Siemens in this country, and his team for producing that very important report. It is a good example of how digital technology affects almost every sector in the country. He has recommended a series of steps that we will implement in the months ahead and that will be of great benefit to the whole economy."
You can watch the question and answer here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/84751f08-fda1-4ee1-ae43-88edf13e6f…
You can find the Government's Industrial Strategy here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/industrial-strategy-building…