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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the Government of India about UK jobs being transferred to India. (98364)

None. However UK companies must decide how they should maintain competitiveness. We should also recognise that India is now the third largest foreign direct investor into the UK. When I visit India later this week I will encourage further similar Indian investment.