HC Deb 03 April 1903 vol 120 cc1026-7
MR. SEELY (Lincoln)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state to what year his estimate of £60,000,000 as the profit derived from investment of capital outside the United Kingdom refers; and whether he can give the amounts for the previous five years.

(Answered by Mr. Ritchie.) The figure of £60,000,000 given in the answer on the 26th ultimo† applied to the year 1900–1, the latest for which exact particulars are available. It does not represent the whole of the profits derived from British capital invested abroad, but only † See page 295. that part which can be identified from the Income Tax statistics. The figures for the ten years 1891–2 to 1900–1 are given in detail on page 198 of the 45th Report of the Board of Inland Revenue (1902).