§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the capital needs of companies have been met by(a) equity, (b) short-term bank finance, (c) term debt and (d) preference shares in each of the last 15 years.
§ Mr. Nelson
I regret that it has not been possible to provide a substantive answer before the summer recess. I shall write to the hon. Member shortly and place a copy of the letter in the Library.