§ Mr. Butterfill
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the level of private investment in industry in the United Kingdom for the last year figures are available; and what is the European Community average since 1981.
§ Mr. Robert Atkins
Figures of private investment in industry in the United Kingdom for 1987 are given in the table "Gross domestic fixed capital formation 1987: Analysis by industry and sector" on page 133 of the 1988 edition of "United Kingdom National Accounts", a copy of which is held in the Library. Comparable figures for the European Community are not available. Some relevant information is contained in the publication "National Accounts ESA-Detailed tables by sector 1970–1984".