Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Equity Shares

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the real rate of return on equity shares quoted on the London stock exchange has been since 1 May 1997. [70075]

    Ruth Kelly: Between 1 May 1997 and 30 June 2002, the total real return for the FTSE Index was 6.2 per cent. The total real return from the All-Share Index over the same period was 7.7 per cent.

    Written Question 15 July 2002 c64W