HC Deb 04 February 2004 vol 417 cc933-4W
John Mann

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people he estimates are actively using

internet-based stockbroking services in the UK; and how many he estimates are doing so in other EU states. [152387]

Ruth Kelly

In the table are the latest available figures for the number of clients using online stockbroking services in the UK. This information is taken from a survey conducted for the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers by ComPeer.

Number of clients
Q3 2003 461,848
Q2 2003 432,556
Q1 2003 348,700
Q4 2002 362,040

Figures for other EU states are not readily available.