HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c251W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of inward investment to the United Kingdom has come from Japan in 1979, 1983 and 1988.

Mr. Atkins

The available information relates to direct investment. Net direct investment by Japanese companies in the United Kingdom was £51 million in 1979, £170 million in 1983 and £15 million in 1986, the latest year for which figures are available. Japanese direct investment accounted for 3 per cent., 8 per cent. and ½ per cent. respectively, of total net inward direct investment in those years.