HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 cc311-2W
60. Mr. Piratin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, further to the figures published in Table 1 of United Kingdom Balance of Payments Cmd. 7324 showing payments abroad in the form of interest, profits and dividends, Item 4, he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the countries and amounts to which these payments were made in each of the years 1938, 1946 and 1947.

Sir S. Cripps

Following is a statement of what information is available.

The following figures for interest, profits and dividends are not necessarily complete. They include, to some extent, interest paid through London on sterling securities not the liability of the United Kingdom. No information is available for 1938. The main elements included under Item 4 of Table 1 in Cmd. 7324 are:

1946. 1947.
£ £
millions. millions.
U.S.A. 15½ 21½
Europe 17 25
Rest of World 41 42
Totals 77 94