§ 30. Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the increase in capital investment in service industries since 1979.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Capital expenditure in the third quarter of 1982 by the services industries covered by my Department's statistical surveys was £1,375 million at 1975 prices seasonally adjusted; an increase of £229 million (or 20 per cent.) over the quarterly average for 1979.