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West Midlands

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what interest is being shown by foreign businesses in becoming established in the west midlands.

Foreign businesses are showing great interest in the we investment decisions were recorded involving projects by foreign companies in the region. These were forecast to create 3,656 new jobs. This made the west midlands the most popular area in the country in terms of the number of new projects. Interest remains high and while statistics are not yet available for 1989 it is expected that the 1988 figure will be exceeded.