HC Deb 09 May 1907 vol 174 cc344-5
MR. ASHTON (Bedfordshire, Luton)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the sum of £9,961,500 of Exchequer Bonds running on the 6th May, 1907, includes the Exchequer Bonds repayable over the course of ten years at the rate of one million sterling a year; and what are the amounts of the various issues of the Exchequer Bonds still running.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) The total of £9,961,500 is made up of—

Exchequer Bonds under the Finance Act, 1905, redeemable by annual drawings up to 1915 8,000,000
Exchequer Bonds under the Supplemental War Loan Act, 1900, redeemable on the 6th August, 1907 1,961,500

The following Exchequer Bonds are also current, which, having been issued for capital expenditure, are classed among †See Cols. 363–4. "Other Capital Liabilities," and do not form part of the unfunded debt—

Exchequer Bonds under the Capital Expenditure (Money) Act, 1904 6,000,000
Exchequer Bonds under the Cunard Agreement (Money) Act, 1904 2,20,000