HC Deb 20 February 1986 vol 92 c270W
Mr. Chope

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the current level of venture capital investment in the United Kingdom compares with that prior to June 1979.

Mr. MacGregor

According to figures published in the January 1986 edition of "UK Venture Capital Journal", the total capital raised by independent venture capital funds in 1985 is estimated to have reached £273 million per annum compared with some £10 million in 1979.

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