HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 c11
MR. BRIGHT (Shropshire, Oswestry)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present amount of the Unfunded Debt; of what issues does it consist; and whether he proposes, when the money market is favourable, to fund any portion of this debt.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The present amount of the Unfunded Debt is £82,183,000, consisting of:—

War Stock and Bonds 30,000,000
Exchequer Bonds 20,500,000
Treasury Bills (for Supply) 21,133,000
Treasury Bills for Ways and Means (repayable within the financial year) 8,000,000
Temporary Advances on the credit of Ways and Means 2,550,000
There is no present intention of funding any portion of this debt, but the favourable conditions which the hon. Member's Question presupposes do not now exist.