HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc64-5W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the amount of British capital invested in Brazil; and how this compares with that of the other EEC countries, the United States of America and Japan.

Mr. Meacher

The information available relates to the book value of United Kingdom direct investment excluding oil, banking and insurance. The latest figure relates to the end of 1971 and was published in Table 35 of Business Monitor M4 Part Overseas Transactions 1972, a copy of which is in the Library. The next estimate, which will relate to the end of 1974, will not be published until the autumn of this year. Figures for subsequent net flows of investment in 1972 and 1973 were published in Table 17 of Business Monitor M4, Overseas Transactions 1973 a copy of which is also in the Library. No comparable figures are available for investment by other countries in Brazil.