§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the inward missions organised for foreign companies to the United Kingdom in 1996–97; which nations were involved in each; and what percentage of the missions included visits to sites in (i) London, (ii) England and (iii) Scotland. 
§ Mr. Fatchett
The Invest in Britain Bureau (IBB) which is jointly managed by DTI and FCO organises visits by groups of foreign companies interested in the238W UK as an inward investment location. In 1996 and 1997 IBB organised 11 missions. Members of these missions visited London, England and Scotland as follows:
Country London England Scotland 1996 Germany X Japan1 X X Korea1 X X Taiwan1 X X Hong Kong1 X X Malaysia X X X 1997 Germany X Japan—General Mission1 X X Japan R and D X X X Korea1 X X Taiwan1 X X 1 Specific site visits in London were programmes although a general briefing on London was provided.