§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money has so far been invested in venture capital trusts; how many of the trusts have invested in new businesses; what percentage this represents of the total; what sums have been invested; and in how many businesses. 
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 26 June 1996]: The first 12 venture capital trusts between them have now raised over £160 million in the first few months of the scheme. It may not be possible to obtain an impression of the profile of their investments until they have published reports on the first year of their activities.