HL Deb 13 November 1997 vol 583 c49WA
Lord Roberts of Conwy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the roles of the Invest in Britain Bureau, the Welsh Development Agency and Scottish Enterprise in attracting inward investors to the United Kingdom, and whether they propose to make any changes to the current arrangements.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Clinton-Davis)

The Invest in Britain Bureau was formed in 1977 to be the UK's principal inward investment agency responsible for promoting the UK as a whole as an attractive location to inward investors. The Welsh Development Agency and Locate in Scotland (which is a joint operation of the Scottish Office and Scottish Enterprise) promote the attractions of Wales and Scotland respectively as investment locations and also work with the IBB to deliver inward investment projects locally. There are no plans to change these roles as described.