§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans she has to match inward investment to the United Kingdom to(a) the available skills and (b) regional needs. 
§ Mr. Ian McCartney
It is the needs of individual inward investors and projects including skill requirements that will influence which regions are most attractive from case to case. The Government's role is to ensure that266W across all regions we have a skills base and other features which help maintain the UK's competitive position as an inward investment location.