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British And Foreign Capital (Investments)

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 30 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies approximately the total amount of British and foreign capital, respectively, now invested in British Colonies; the last annual estimate of the value of goods produced through this capital investment; and the approximate aggregate amount of profit received in this country from the British Colonies according to the last available annual statistics.

I regret that the information is not immediately available. I could not supply it without considerable research.

Will my right hon. Friend be able to provide it in due course, for the benefit not only of the Colonies, but Members of this House?

We have a great deal of information, but it would be very difficult to compile it in a paper.