HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 cc583-4W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, with reference to the endorsement by Her Majesty's Government in June 1979 of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development declaration on international investment and multinational enterprises, and to the support given by 60 United Kingdom-based multinationals to the voluntary guidelines recommended in the declaration, if he will list the names of the said 60 multinationals; and if he will name those persons who represented the United Kingdom on the Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises which is studying the operation of the guidelines.

Mr. David Mitchell

I understand that over 60 multinationals operating in the United Kingdom have now indicated their support for the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises, but I am not able to provide a complete list of names of these companies. A number of officials from this Department have represented the United Kingdom on the OECD committees and working groups which are concerned with the operation of the guidelines.