HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc145-6W
Mr. Rowlands

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage of the gross national product is currently devoted to capital investment.

Mr. Biffen

Gross domestic fixed capital formation accounted for about 17½ per cent. of gross national product both in 1979 and in the first quarter of 1980, the latest period for which estimates are available.