To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of foreign-owned plants established each year in Wales since 1983, and the number in each zone which have been closed down since 1983;
|Manufacturing units in Wales 1986|
|Gross Value Added as a percentage of gross output||Payments to ATC's as a percentage of gross output||Payments to Operatives as a percentage of gross output||Payments to ATC's in pounds per head||Payments to Operatives in pounds per head pounds per head|
|(per cent.)||(per cent.)||(per cent.)||(pounds)||(pounds)|
|All United Kingdom units classified:|
|"Electronic consumer goods and other electronic equipment not elsewhere specified"·||16·6||4·6||5·3||10,304||6,527|
Source: Annual Census of Production, 1986.
ATC = Administrative, technical and clerical staff. These payments have been used to indicate salaries, and payments to operatives to indicate wages.
The third line of figures is a more appropriate comparison for Japanese-owned units in Wales since the category is the dominant one for these units.
(2) if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1983 the number of new plants established in Wales by foreign-owned firms which were not already manufacturing in other countries in the United Kingdom and the total numbers now employed in such plants compared to the numbers employed in 1983.
[holding answer 29 March 1988]: The number of new plants and major new developments and expansions by overseas companies commenced during the period 1983 to 1987 were as follows: