Tourism and Foreign Investment in UK

Wales Office written question – answered on 15th May 2019.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

What recent steps the Government has taken to promote (a) inward tourism and (b) foreign direct investment in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Last year, over 3000 jobs came to Wales through Foreign Direct Investment, through 57 projects of which 93% were supported by both my department and the Department for International Trade.

Between 2015 and 2018, the UK attracted more foreign direct investment in capital investment than France and Germany combined.

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