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Inward Investment (North-West)

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 1 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps she is taking to promote inward investment in the North-West. [110631]

Securing new foreign investment is a key element of the North West Development Agency's Regional Economic Strategy (RES). This aims to strengthen key sectors and encourage the commercial exploitation of the region's science and technology base. In so doing the North West Development Agency will support and complement the work of Invest UK.