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European Community Countries (Investment)

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the total value of the new investment by German, French, Italian, Dutch and Belgian firms, respectively, in Great Britain for each of the past four years.

The information available relates to overseas net direct investment in the United Kingdom other than oil and insurance, in years up to and including 1973. It was published on 22nd April in Table 27 of the Business Monitor M4, Overseas Transactions 1973, a copy of which is in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the German, French, Italian, Dutch and Belgian industries, respectively, that made direct financial investment in the United Kingdom in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974 respectively.

I regret that the information is not available. The industrial analysis of inward direct investment is based on the main industry of the United Kingdom subsidiary, branch or associate, not the industry of the overseas company making the direct investment in the United Kingdom.