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Manufacturing Industry (Investment)

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current level of investment in British manufacturing industry; and what it was in real terms in 1979.

The provisional estimate of capital expenditure in manufacturing at 1980 prices was £7,389 million in 1987 compared to £8,229 million in 1979.