§ Mr. Batiste
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his estimate of the level of capital investment by United Kingdom companies in the United States of America since 1983.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The only available information relates to direct investment overseas by United Kingdom264W companies. In the four years 1983 to 1986, net outward investment by United Kingdom companies in the USA totalled £14,393 million in cash terms. A breakdown of this figure is contained in table 4 (page 26) of the article "Overseas Direct Investment 1986" in British Business, 11 March 1988, a copy of which is in the Library.