Textiles Minister Patricia Hewitt today published a progress report on the actions Government has taken to help the UK textile and clothing industry. In the report, entitled "Government Support for the Textile and Clothing Industry", she said: "Over £75m has been invested into the Textile and Clothing Industry since 1997. Money has been channelled into areas as diverse as capital investment, export support, technical development, research, skills development, and training. This has had a real impact on industry and Government is committed to investing in further creative initiatives for the future."