HC Deb 21 February 1990 vol 167 cc788-9W
Mr. Heseltine

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the total cost to United Kingdom taxpayers of all forms of grant and subsidy paid to encourage inward investment by Japanese industry in the United Kingdom since 1979.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Around £190 million was paid in investment incentives to Japanese-owned companies in the United Kingdom in the period 1 January 1979 to 31 December 1989 under the main schemes of regional and national assistance for industrial development.