§ 43. Sir Fergus Montgomery
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the growth in total investment of European Community countries during the 1980s.
§ Mr. Maples
Since 1980, growth of total investment in EC countries has averaged 2.2 per cent. a year. Over the same period United Kingdom investment growth averaged 4.7 per cent. a year.
§ 51. Mr. Strang
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to encourage a higher level of investment by manufacturing industry.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The Government's economic policies are designed to reduce inflation while encouraging enterprise and efficiency. This is the best way to encourage sustainable growth of manufacturing investment.