HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 c549W
Mr. Terlezki

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of companies which have been established in Wales over the past seven years; and if he will give a breakdown of the countries from which they came.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The main countries of origin of the 258 new manufacturing plants opened in Wales since 1 January 1980 for which an origin has been assigned (new start-up manufacturing plants are not assigned a geographical origin) are as follows:

United Kingdom (excluding Wales) 129
Wales 79
Direct Overseas1 50
Of which
United States of America 16
West Germany 9
Eire 3
Other EEC 3
Japan 6
Canada 3
Other 10
1 The country of origin of a new manufacturing plant is not necessarily the country of ultimate ownership; new overseas manufacturing plants opened since 1980 for which the origin is an overseas-owned plant already in production in the United Kingdom are assigned an origin within the United Kingdom.

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