HC Deb 17 February 1993 vol 219 c256W
23. Mr. Fabricant

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the benefits to United Kingdom industry of experience of working practices in Japanese-owned plants in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Sainsbury

My Department keeps a watching brief on all relevant aspects of inward investment. I am particularly encouraged by the experience of Japanese investors in adapting their own working practices to UK circumstances. I have also noted that a number of UK companies have learnt from these practices.