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Foreign Investment in UK

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 4907, tabled on 24 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Departments she has directed to be responsible for attracting foreign direct investment.

Answered on

29 October 2019

As outlined in the Explanatory Note accompanying the Prime Minister’s Written Ministerial Statement on Machinery of Government changes laid on 18 July 2016, the Department for International Trade is responsible for ‘both inward and outward investment enabling the Government to take a more strategic approach to how both can contribute to UK prosperity and serve the nation’s long-term economic aims’.

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