§ 121 Mr. Sumberg
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what amount investment by manufacturing industry in the north-west increased during 1988.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
Regional information for 1988 is not yet available. Net capital expenditure by manufacturing industries in the north-west in 1987 was £1,204 million, compared with £1,000 million in 1986. The corresponding figures for the United Kingdom as a whole are £9,754 million and £8,705 million. These figures are expressed in current prices. Constant price estimates are not made, because regional price indices are not compiled.