§ 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.