§ 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