HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c16W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the level of private capital funds invested overseas for development purposes as a percentage of gross national product during the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

The latest available figures for private direct investment, bank lending and grants by voluntary agencies in developing countries, as a percentage of gross national product, are as follows:

Per cent.
1983 0.64
1984 0.55
1985 0.18
1986 0.77
1987 -0.05

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