§ 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.