§ 66. Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures that he has for the current level of investment in(a) manufacturing industry and (b) the service sector.
§ Mr. Major
Investment in manufacturing in 1987 is provisionally estimated to be 3½ per cent. higher than in 1986. Investment in the construction, distribution and financial industries is estimated to be 10 per cent. higher in 1987 than a year earlier. For these industries as a whole the volume of investment in 1987 was the highest level yet recorded.