§ Bill Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which business sectors in Wales attracted the highest(a) number of investors and (b) amount of investment in each year since 1999. 
§ Mr. Touhig
Since 1999, the following business sectors have attracted the highest number of investors in Wales:
Year Business Sector Number of investors 1999–2000 Call centers 11 2000–01 Other manufacturing 11 2001–01 Ebusiness 10 2001–02 Automotive 9 2002–03 Other manufacturing 11
Since 1999, the following business sectors have attracted the highest amounts of investment in Wales:
Year Business Sector Amount invested 1999–2000 Other manufacturing £334.8m 2000–01 Automotive £299.9m 2001–01 Semconductors £69.4m 2001–02 Other manufacturing £209.5m Source: Welsh Development Agency NB— "Other manufacturing" are those projects which fall outside the above categories. For exmaple, it excludes aerospace, automotive, construction products, electrical engineering, general engineering, etc.