§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the change in the net capital expenditure expressed in 1984 prices, between 1979 and 1984 in the south, defined as the south-east, south-west, East Anglia, and east midlands regions, and in the rest of Great Britain.
§ Mr. Butcher
The requested information is shown in the following table. The figures relate to investment by manufacturing industry (excluding leased assets).
Net capital expenditure in the South of England and the rest of Great Britain in 1979 and 1984 at 1984 prices 1979
Percentage change South of England 3,881 3,366 -13 Rest of Great Britain 5,829 4,039 -31
Sources: Annual Census of Production and United Kingdom National Accounts.