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Inward Investment

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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101.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the sources, level and economic effect of inward investment during the current financial year.

In the second and third quarters of 1987—the latest period for which information is available—international confidence in the United Kingdom economy led to inward direct and portfolio investment of £9½ billion. Information on the geographical sources of recent capital inflows is not available.