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Boiler Conversion Scheme

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many applications have been made for grant aid under the conversion from oil to coal burning boiler scheme; how many have been approved; and what has been the total amount of grants paid since the inception of the scheme.

Net Direct Investment*in the United Kingdom, other than oil, excluding retained profits.
per cent. of total/(£ million)
Manufacturing per cent.Services per cent.Total per cent.Total Value £ million
United States of America
1978116·8-26·5100·0233·6
1979-34·9136·7100·0111·0
198060·539·4100·01,021·6
Japan
19784·395·7100·0-21·1
1979-5·7105·7100·028·3
1980-12·4112·4100·0-19·4
* Investment can be negative as it is measured net of disinvestment and of loans made by United Kingdom affiliates to their overseas direct investors.
† Includes distribution, transport, shipping, hotels, property, banking, insurance, financial and other services.
‡ Total includes manufacturing and services plus agriculture and mining and quarrying.
≑ Manufacturing investment was positive in 1980 but percentage was negative because total investment was negative.