asked the Secretary of State for Trade what percentage of the actual construction contracts placed last year under the European development fund contract for construction work was with British contractors.
In 1981 United Kingdom contractors obtained 2·24 per cent. by value of the construction contracts deriving from the European development fund. When those contracts placed locally with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and third countries are excluded our share was 4·08 per cent. by value.