HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 cc128-9W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the pre-tax real rate of returns on capital employed by (a) United Kingdom industrial and commercial companies, (b) these companies but excluding capital employed in North Sea oil and gas, (c) the nationalised industries as a whole and (d) each nationalised industry and public corporation individually.

Mr. Brittan

[pursuant to his reply, 6 July 1981]: I refer my hon. Friend to a paper entitled "Nationalised Industries' Real Rates of Return", a copy of which has today been deposited in the Library of the House. The paper does not provide information on rates of return for individual public corporations which are not nationalised industries. I regret that this additional information could be produced only at disproportionate cost.

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