HC Deb 13 May 1982 vol 23 c313W
24. Mr. Sheerman

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is satisfied with the relative levels of investment in the United Kingdom and abroad by United Kingdom financial institutions.

Mr. Ridley

I am satisfied that the institutions are responding to domestic investment opportunities on an appropriate scale, and I welcome their parallel acquisition of overseas assets which will provide a useful source of foreign currency earnings for the future.