§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what steps he is taking following the Trades Union Congress statement on inward investment from Japan in his efforts to attract more such investment for Wales;
(2) what is his estimate of the impact on inward investment to Wales, both already made and potentially to be made, following the Trades Union Congress statement on such investment from Japan.
§ Mr. David Hunt
I deplore the TUC motion. Japanese companies make a very substantial contribution to our outstanding record of attracting overseas investment to Wales. They are widely welcomed; and many of them have undertaken expansions which illustrate how successful they are. I have every confidence that Wales will continue to be an extremely attractive location for future Japanese investment.