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Foreign Investment in UK

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what percentage of all foreign direct inward investment projects was facilitated by UK trade and investment in the last year for which figures are available. (208242)

In 2006-07, UK trade and investment (UKTI) facilitated 35 per cent. of all foreign direct inward investment projects, according to the data compiled by UKTI.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many foreign direct investment projects facilitated by UK Trade and Investment since its inception have involved takeovers by foreign firms. (208248)

Since its inception in 2003, UK Trade and Investment has had some level of involvement in 108 acquisitions by foreign owned companies.