HC Deb 10 March 1988 vol 129 c317W
90. Mr. Nellist

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current level of investment in British manufacturing industry; and what it was in real terms in 1979.

Mr. Major

The provisional estimate of capital expenditure in manufacturing at 1980 prices was £7,389 million in 1987 compared to £8,229 million in 1979.