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Chemical Industry (Capital Investment)

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what percentage of total new United Kingdom capital investment in chemicals is scheduled to be undertaken in Scotland and in the rest of Great Britain, respectively; and if he will compare the total United Kingdom fixed capital investment in chemicals with that of other leading countries in the European Economic Community for the most recent year for which figures are available.

There are no official estimates of capital investment scheduled to be undertaken in Scotland and in the rest of Great Britain.Official historical data is collected in the "Annual Census of Production" (ACOP). Detailed final results from the 1976 ACOP were published in "Business Monitor PA" 1002, while more aggregated provisional results for 1977 and 1978 were published in "British Business" on 8 February 1980 (page 175).Table B of the Eurostat publication "Annual investments in fixed assets 1973–76", compiled by the Statistical Office of the European Communities gives, on page 202, comparable data of investment by the chemical industry in each member country of the Community.