HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 cc368-9W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish a table in tile Official Report showing total industrial investment in the United Kingdom as a proportion of gross national product for 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972 and the latest available year; and if he will publish corresponding figures for West Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Ireland for the same years.

Mr. Meacher

Figures relating to gross national product are not readily available for many of the countries. The table gives the proportion of gross domestic product represented by investment for as many of the years as available for the countries requested.

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what estimate he has made of the investment in manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom, over each of the past 10years, from companies the control of which lies outside the United Kingdom; and what is the corresponding estimate for the same period of investment in manufacturing industry outside the United Kingdom by companies controlled within the United Kingdom.

£ million
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
In the United Kingdom 124 151 155 109 235 216 269 340 211 420
By the United Kingdom 153 138 158 139 212 294 313 384 354 840

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