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Civil Aircraft Programmes

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if the Government finance aid to civil aircraft development projects by borrowing or out of revenue.

New civil aircraft programmes undertaken by British Aerospace will normally be funded, as part of the Corporation's capital investment programme, from its internal resources and a mixture of public dividend capital and loans from the National Loans Fund. The sources of these forms of central

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY INVESTMENT AS PERCENTAGE OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT AT MARKET PRICES*
197019711972197319741975
Belgium5·75·54·74·55·34·7
Denmark2·52·32·12·32·6N.A.
Italy†5·05·14·85·46·3N.A.
Luxembourg8·611·39·88·56·36·4
Netherlands‡6·25·84·54·24·44·2
United Kingdom4·23·93·33·23·93·3
United States of America4·44·24·14·14·23·8
Japan9·27·56·97·66·74·8
Source: United Nations Yearbook of National Accounts Statistics 1974.
N.A.=Not available.
* Calculated from data at current prices.
† Includes mining and quarrying.
‡ Includes repair services.