§ 22. Sir William Clark
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of company profitability.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
The latest Department of Trade and Industry calculations suggest that the net real rate of return on non-North sea industrial and commercial companies rose from an average of 4.9 per cent. in 1982 to 6.5 per cent. in 1983.