HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c666W
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.