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.
|Year||Net earnings1on overseas assets £ million||Per cent. of GDP|
|1In respect of United Kingdom investments overseas less overseas investments in the United Kingdom.|
|2 First three quarters only available.|