§ MR. MASON (Lanark, Mid)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Statement showing the total amount of the National Debt as at 31st March, 1887; what portion of the permanent charge of £26,000,000 will be paid for interest; the sum payable for Terminable Annuities; the sum payable for management; and how much will be available for the reduction of Debt?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
Yes, Sir, the fullest possible information will be laid upon the Table with regard to the matters which form the subject of the Question. The Treasury minute explaining my proposals with respect to the Debt Charge will be in the hands of Members immediately, and it will be found to contain all the information sought by the hon. Member.