§ Mr. Gould
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amounts of money have been exported to Common Market countries from the United Kingdom for investment purposes for each year since 1970; and what amounts have been invested in the United Kingdom from other Common Market countries for the same years.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
Estimates of the United Kingdom balance of payments with the EEC in 1973 and 1974 are given in Annex 7 of the CSO's Pink Book "UK Balance of Payments 1964–1974", a copy of which is available in the Library. For the reasons there explained, the estimates are necessarily highly tentative. No comparable estimates are available for the years between 1970 and 1972. A more detailed analysis of United Kingdom direct investment in the EEC in 1973 only is available in Annex 4 of the same publication. I enclose a copy of table 44 for my hon. Friend.