HC Deb 23 April 1999 vol 329 c730W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions(a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department have held with the DTI concerning the drawing up of a concordat governing arrangements for encouraging inward investment to different parts of the United Kingdom. [81894]

Mr. Michael

There are on-going discussions on this matter, involving both Ministers and officials. The concordat is one of a number of concordats which will be discussed and concluded between United Kingdom Government Departments and the devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland once they are established.

Following the transfer of functions, this issue will be a matter for the National Assembly.