HC Deb 02 February 1977 vol 925 cc183-4W
Mr. Viggers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his best estimate of the invisible earnings produced by the clearing banks in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The last year for which complete figures are available is 1975, when net invisible earnings of the London clearing banks are estimated to have been about £150 million. This estimate, however, is no more than an order of magnitude.

Figures of the overseas earnings of United Kingdom financial institutions are figures for maintained nursery schools only for the years 1956, 1966, 1971 and 1976 were as follows:

Number of full-time and part-time pupils Number as a percentage at population aged under five
1956 21,361 0.7
1966 26,194 0.7
1971 33,421 0.9
1976 45,671 1.4