HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c32W
Mr. Hind

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out in tabular form the growth of total investment in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, together with the comparable figures for each of the other major European countries.

Mr. Lilley

The information is as follows:

Percentage increase in Total Gross Fixed Capital Formation 1980–88
United Kingdom 39.1
Germany 4.4
France 6.7
Italy 11.1
Spain 33.6
Netherlands 17.1
Belgium 3.1

Source: CSO 1988 National Accounts Blue Book and 20 June press release for United Kingdom. For other countries OECD National Accounts Volume I for 1980–1987 figures, 1988 figures from OECD Economic Outlook June 1989.

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