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Overseas Investments

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the amount of earnings from overseas investments in 1987–l88; what proportion this constitutes of the national income; and what are the comparable figures for the preceding five years.

The figures are shown in the table.

YearNet earnings1on overseas assets £ millionPer cent. of GDP
1982–832,0560·7
1983–842,6780·9
1984–854,4931·4
1985–862,9050·8
1986–875,6291·4
1987–8824,1961·3
1In respect of United Kingdom investments overseas less overseas investments in the United Kingdom.
2 First three quarters only available.