§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current value of foreign direct investment into the United Kingdom, and what percentage this is of total United Kingdom capital stock; what is the breakdown of ownership by foreign country according to size of investment; and what each of these blocks of foreign assets contribute, respectively, to total United Kingdom manufacturing output and to United Kingdom exports.
§ Mr. Chataway
The book value of overseas investments in non-financial companies at the end of 1971 was £5,250 million, probably representing around 14 per cent. of the total United Kingdom net assets of such companies. Analyses by investing country were last published, for investment in theBoard of Trade Journal for 23rd September 1970, for manufacturing output in Part 132 of the Report on the 1963 Census of Production, and for exports in Trade and Industry for 13th April 1972.