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Japanese-Owned Industry

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has on the percentage of manufacturing industry output and employment in Britain which is Japanese owned.

The results of the latest (1987) annual census of production indicate that Japanese-owned companies had 0·22 per cent. of employment in manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom. The figures for gross output and net output respectively were 0·45 per cent. and 0·21 per cent.