HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c219W
Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the level of new inward investment into Northern Ireland in the last year.

Mr. Viggers

During the year 1987–88 12 new projects which are expected to create 867 jobs were finalised. This represents a considerable improvement upon the results for 1986–87. The aggregate investment associated with the 12 new projects is £21.5 million against which IDB has offered selective financial assistance totalling £6.2 million.