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Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what were the total figures for net inward direct investment from EEC countries in this country in 1972, 1973 and 1974, respectively.

The figures available relate to 1972 and 1973 and are given in Table 27 of the Business Monitor M4, Overseas Transactions 1973, a copy of which is in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proportion of British private investment overseas is represented by investment in other EEC countries.

At the end of 1971, 18 per cent. of United Kingdom direct investment overseas, other than oil, banking and insurance, was in the eight other countries now members of the EEC. It is estimated that at the end of 1973 the proportion was about one-fifth.