§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of the number of inquiries received from firms interested in opening a factory in Wales: (a) during the current year and (b) during each of the previous five years, analysing the inquiries into companies based in the rest of the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
§ Mr. John Morris
The following is the information requested.
the Employment Protection Act are not granted without a thorough investigation to establish that the applicant organisations are genuinely independent.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
While I have no reason to believe that the certification officer, who is, of course, independent, takes his decisions without thorough investigation, we are at present consulting the main interested organisations about possible changes in the certification arrangements. I am not yet in a position to say what action we shall take.