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Experts and stakeholders questioned on Inward Foreign Direct Investment

25 May 2021

The International Trade Committee examines promoting and facilitating UK inward investment, particularly at the devolved, regional and local level; and the proposed National Security and Investment regime under new legislation recently passed by Parliament.

Witnesses

Wednesday 26 May, virtual meeting

At 2.30pm

  • Neil Francis, interim Managing Director, Scottish Development International
  • Prof Riccardo Crescenzi, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics
  • Prof Susan Scholefield CMG, Visiting Professor of Politics, University of Surrey
  • Emily Kent, Head of Economy, Skills and Culture, Cornwall Council

At 3.30pm

  • Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Global Infrastructure Investor Association
  • Dr Ashley Thomas Lenihan, Fellow, Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics
  • Camilla de Coverly Veale, Head of Regulation, The Coalition for a Digital Economy

Foreign Direct Investment plays an important role in the UK economy. In 2019, major stakes in UK businesses held by foreign investors were worth a total of £1.6 trillion.

Further information

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