§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the amount of United Kingdom private investment abroad in 1981.
§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
First estimates of United Kingdom private investment overseas in 1981 were published in table 9 of the article entitled "United Kingdom balance of payments in the fourth quarter and year 1981" inEconomic Trends, March 1982, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. Revised estimates of the direct investment component were published in British Business, 14 May 1982, which is also available in the House of Commons Library. Revised estimates for total United Kingdom private investment overseas in 1981 will be published in the next quarterly balance of payments press notice, due on 8 June, and in the June 1982 edition of Economic Trends.