HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 c248W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Dundee, East, Official Report, 4 November, c. 583–4, he is now in a position to publish a full or partial list of the names of those multinationals operating in the United Kingdom which have endorsed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidelines for multinational enterprises; and what is the most recent available figure of multinationals which has now endorsed the guidelines.

Mr. David Mitchell

While the Government have expressed their own support and have recommended multinationals to make public statements of support for the OECD guidelines, multinationals supporting the guidelines are under no obligation to make their support public or to inform the Government. It is, therefore, not possible to provide the information requested. However, I shall write to the hon. Member on this subject.