HC Deb 13 May 1988 vol 133 c264W
Mr. Lofthouse

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his estimate of the level of capital investment by United Kingdom companies in Switzerland since 1983.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The only available information relates to direct investment overseas by United Kingdom companies. In the four years 1983 to 1986, there was a total net reduction of £211 million in cash terms in investment by United Kingdom companies in Switzerland. A breakdown of this figure is contained in table 4 (page 26) of the article "Overseas Direct Investment 1986" inBritish Business, 11 March 1988, a copy of which is in the Library.