HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc219-20W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment she has made of the impact of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment on the ability of devolved executives to establish new discriminatory measures(a) to secure desired environmental standards and (b) to control foreign land ownership. [35617]

Mrs. Roche

The MAI will prohibit new measures which discriminate against investors on the basis of nationality unless explicitly provided for; and it will apply to all levels of government.