Mr Ian Lang

Former MP for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Investment 19 Mar 1997

    overseas-owned companies provide a third of all manufactured investment in the UK, nearly a fifth of manufacturing employment, over a fifth of manufacturing output and around two fifths of UK manufactured exports. The United Kingdom is itself the second largest outward investor in the world, receiving substantially more income, interest and dividends from its ownership of companies overseas...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Investment 19 Mar 1997

    My hon. Friend is right, and it is remarkable that this country is the second largest in the world—after the United States—in terms of both outward and inward investment. Our outward investment stock is valued at more than £200 billion, and generated earnings of £24 billion to this country in 1995. We have an exceptional inward investment record, and a large number of companies from...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Investment 19 Mar 1997

    The hon. Gentleman is talking absolute nonsense. Toyota has taken no such decision and, along with Nissan, Honda, Ford and others, has reinforced its commitment to this country year after year with massive investment. Toyota is in the process of creating more than 1,000 jobs in Derbyshire as a result of massive investment. We have attracted more than 40 per cent. of Japanese investment in...

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Former MP for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Also represented Galloway

Future MPs in this constituency

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