§ 27. Mr. Atkins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the main reasons cited to his Department by inward investors for locating in Britain. 
§ Mr. Greg Knight
I refer to the reply previously given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.
§ Mr. Robert Banks
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created through inward investment by overseas companies in(a) North Yorkshire, (b) west Yorkshire and (c) the north of England during the last five years. 
§ Mr. Knight
We expect 11,671 new jobs to arise from inward investment projects in the north of England notified to the Invest In Britain Bureau where decisions were taken during the financial year 1995–96. These figures are a combination of returns from north-east England, north-west England and Yorkshire and the Humber.
The Yorkshire and Humberside development agency has estimated that the number of jobs created through inward investment was 80 in north Yorkshire and 1,619 in west Yorkshire.