HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c293W
34. Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Japanese manufacturing companies are now operating in the United Kingdom; and what information he has on the figure for other member states of the European Community.

Mr. Redwood

The information is as follows:

European Community Member State Number of Japanese manufacturers
United Kingdom 1114
France 85
West Germany 67
Netherlands 27
Belgium 15
Luxembourg 8
Ireland 219
Spain 41
Italy 24
Denmark 2
Portugal 7
Greece 4
1 as at 31 October 1989.
2 as at 31 January 1989.
1 For the United Kingdom these figures refer to individual Japanese manufacturing companies with one or more operating plants. For the rest of the European Community the figures refer to the number of plants known to be either currently operating in EC member states or having announced a formal intention to operate.
2 Figures for EC investment other than United Kingdom obtained from Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) figures given are the latest available.

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