§ Mr. Terlezki
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has as to how many British companies are established and operational in Japan up until the last available figure, and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
No complete list is available, but we estimate that approximately 185 British companies are established in Japan through full manufacturing operations, subsidiary companies, joint ventures or sales offices. The number has been growing recently in response to new market opportunities.