§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many licences have been issued to foreign electrical companies in the last five years allowing them to set up operations in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Butcher
Licences are not required to set up operations in the United Kingdom. The total number of investment projects known to the Invest in Britain Bureau set up in the United Kingdom by overseas "electrical" companies for the years 1984 to 1987 is 359 (112 projects in the office machinery and data processing equipment industries and 247 projects in the electrical and electronic engineering industries). Data for the years prior to 1984 are not available.