HC Deb 18 October 1991 vol 196 c257W
Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is the current estimated level of British overseas investment; and what it was in 1979;

(2) what is the estimated level of dividends received from Britain's overseas investment.

Mr. Mellor

The estimated level of overseas direct and portfolio investment by United Kingdom residents at the end of 1990 was £312 billion, compared with £44 billion at the end of 1979. The interest, profits and dividends received by United Kingdom residents from direct and portfolio investment overseas in 1990 were £25.9 billion.

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