§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to encourage Welsh companies to invest in east European countries.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I welcome the emergence of market economies in eastern Europe, which will be to the great benefit of the people of those countries. These developments may also bring investment and exporting opportunities for Welsh companies. But there will inevitably also be risks and uncertainties and these are therefore commercial decisions for Welsh companies themselves to consider.