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Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how much money has been spent in each of the last 10 years by his Department on attracting investment from (a) inside the United Kingdom and (b) overseas for (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Northern Ireland and (iv) each of the English regions, by region.

It is not a principal function of my Department to encourage regional investment. There are, however, two areas of expenditure which do create investment and the regional analysis is as follows:

RegionAssistance to tourist projects in England1City action team project fund
1985–86 £000s1986–87 £000s1986–87 £000s1987–88 £000s
West Midlands4571,2241,000
East Midlands22,241784
South East1,3171,4931,000
South West2,4643,519
East Anglia815785
1 Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have equivalent schemes for assistance to tourist projects.
2 £1·5 million of this sum was to attract investment from overseas.
All investment is from inside the United Kingdom except where specifically indicated. The Department

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries have been caused to people at work whilst off the highway by motor vehicles in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

The table gives the available information for employees at work struck by vehicles. The injuries are those reported under the relevant accident reporting regulations (see notes 1, 3 and 4). They exclude any accidents reportable under the Road Traffic Act 1972.assumed responsibility for tourism matters in September 1985. We ceased to have responsibility for city action teams from 1 October 1987.