§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the private sector net capital flow to and from the United Kingdom in each of last five years, indicating flows to(a) the USA, (b) South and Central America, (c) sub-Saharan Africa and (d) India and Pakistan. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 24 January 2002:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question on private sector net capital flows between the United Kingdom and (a) the USA, (b) South and Central America, (c) sub-Saharan Africa and (d) India and Pakistan. (29700)The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not compile a full geographical breakdown of the United Kingdom's financial account (previously known as the capital account) flows, although some information is available for the direct investment component. A limited geographical breakdown of UK foreign direct investment, both abroad and in the UK is published annually in the Foreign 986W Direct Investment first release. This first release was published on 13th December 2001 and is available in pdf file format from the ONS website in the press release facility:http://www.statistics/gov.uk/pressrelease/Archive.aspMore country information is available directly from the FDI inquiry itself. The contact details of the statistician responsible are printed on the front page of the first release.