HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc651-2
77. Mr. CHATER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state to the last available date the aggregate sum which has been paid as interest upon loans contracted for the purposes of the Great War?


The hon. Member will find in the National Debt Return (Command Paper 4996 of 1935) full particulars of the annual charges for interest on the National Debt from 1913 to 1934 inclusive. It is not possible, owing to the various conversion and redemption operations which have taken place, to distinguish what portion of the whole represents interests on loans contracted for the purposes of the War.