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House of Commons Hansard
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Industry: Private Sector Investment
23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department made of the level of private sector investment in industry in real terms in (a) 1994, (b) 1999, (c) 2004 and (d) 2009. [322804]

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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking the level of private sector investment in industry in real terms in (a) 1994, (b) 1999, (c) 2004 and (d) 2009. (322804)

The attached table gives estimates of Business investment analysed by industrial sector for the years requested. The estimates are chained volume measures and are in 2005 prices. Estimates for other periods are given in the latest Business investment Statistical Bulletin which can be downloaded using this link:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/bi0210.pdf

Business investment, industrial sector—chained volume measure, 2005 prices

£ million

Private sector

Manufacturing

Other production

Construction

Distribution services

Other services

Public corporations

Total business Investment

1994

14454

13500

1205

7566

30677

3746

66944

1999

19552

13447

2101

12621

58691

2799

108894

2004

14534

9876

3979

18649

66975

3250

117047

2009

11,044

16,562

2,046

14,658

67,465

3,987

117,762

Source:

ONS Business Investment