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Developing World (Private Sector Investment)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will estimate the value of British private sector investment in the developing world at 31 December 1978.

The latest available information is for 1974, when the book value of British net direct investment in developing countries was around £2,400 million. This excludes investments in oil, insurance and banking for which figures are not available. Figures for 1978 should be available later this year.