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PM Speaks To Dorset Businesses

Prime Minister DCCI

8:42am 17th December 2014

The Prime Minister has been urging Dorset businesses to help drive economic growth through international trade.

David Cameron addressed more than 80 members of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry when he visited the county this week to announce a new ground-breaking housing scheme for first time buyers.

DCCI, the voice of business in Dorset, helped to stage the visit with Number 10 and Poole MP Robert Syms.

DCCI chief executive Ian Girling gave the closing speech to thank Mr Cameron for coming to Dorset.

He told Wessex FM: "It was a privilege and honour to welcome Mr Cameron to Dorset."

"He was able to listen to the concerns of our members and also tell us about his plans for the economy."

"I told Mr Cameron about the progress at the Chamber over the past year and of our new five year plan for the future to move business forward."

"He said that international trade was a key for growth and that the Dorset Chamber had a major role to play."

When questioned by DCCI council chairman Chris Slocock, Mr Cameron also highlighted how government is helping small and medium sized businesses and how it is looking at what more it can do in this area.

The PM met the DCCI staff at its new stand and colours before delivering his keynote speech.

New plans outlined by the PM included a scheme to offer 100,000 first-time buyers new homes with a 20% discount to help more people onto the housing ladder.

Plans to wipe out the deficit by the end of the next Parliament were also highlighted with Mr Cameron vowing to 'fix the roof while the sun was shining' and announcing the publication of a new Charter for Budget Responsibility to enshrine the commitment to get debt falling.

The event happened at the event at the Magna Academy in Poole on 15th December.

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