HC Deb 20 June 1995 vol 262 cc173-4W
Mr. Lewis

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the top 25 foreign companies by investment in the United Kingdom since 1979. [29869]

Mr. Eggar

Information on investment since 1979 can be provided only at disproportionate cost. The 1995 edition of "The Times 1000" gives details of the thousand United Kingdom companies with the highest turnover in 1994. Among these, the foreign owned companies with the highest levels of capital employed were as follows:

  • The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company PLC
  • Unilever PLC
  • Esso UK PLC
  • Rank Xerox Ltd.
  • Ford Motor Company Ltd.
  • Amerada Hess Ltd.
  • Stockholm & Edinburgh Investments Ltd.
  • IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd.
  • Chevron U.K. ltd.
  • Marubeni U.K. PLC
  • Courage Ltd.
  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
  • Gallaher Ltd.
  • Seagram Holdings Ltd.
  • Nissho Iwai Europe PLC
  • Mobil Oil Co Ltd.
  • Texaco Ltd.
  • Hamilton Oil Great Britain PLC
  • Kodak Ltd.
  • Short Brothers PLC
  • British Alcan Aluminium PLC
  • Deminex UK Oil And Gas Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Ltd.

Source: the 1995 edition of "The Times 1000", published by Times Books.