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Inward Investment

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had on inward investment into Northern Ireland.

Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

This is largely a devolved matter but I work closely with Northern Ireland Ministers to explore ways to attract inward investment to Northern Ireland. Last week at Hillsborough, the Minister for Trade and Investment, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, my noble Friend Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, and I met with the Enterprise Minister (Arlene Foster) and a number of key business representatives to discuss investment and growth.

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