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Outsourcing

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what incentives the Government offer to (a) encourage businesses in Wales to remain in Wales and (b) discourage the use of outsourcing outside the UK. [115055]

Business support is a matter for the National Assembly for Wales, which funds a number of schemes to help Welsh businesses to flourish and thus encourage those businesses to remain in Wales.In turn, the Government ensure that Wales, and the UK as a whole, is a place where businesses wish to remain through maintaining economic stability, low inflation, high standards of education and training and flexible employment laws—enabling UK businesses to be competitive on the world stage.