§ 49. Mr. Hanley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will evaluate the contribution made to the economy by inward investment since 1979.
§ Mr. Trippier
In his memorandum of January 1982 to the National Economic Development Office, my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State concluded that inward investment had brought substantial benefits to the United Kingdom over many years, in terms of increased output and employment as well as the inflow of valuable technological and managerial expertise. I see no reason at present for any further evaluation.