§ 48. Mr. Cronin
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, over any convenient period of 12 months ending in 1968. he will indicate the total national expenditure on plant and machinery and how much of this is imported from abroad.
§ Mr. Taverne
In the twelve months ending June, 1968, national capital expenditure on plant and machinery was £2,750 million. Estimates of the amount of this expenditure which was on imported goods are not available, but over the same period imports of machinery, instruments and other mainly capital goods, the nearest comparable categories, amounted to £846 million.