§ 66. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the annual interest charge on the National Debt now; and the comparable figure at 34 its highest point during or after the last war?
§ Sir K. Wood
The estimated cost of interest and management of the National Debt included in the Fixed Debt Charge for the current year is £325,000,000, and in addition £20,800,000 will be provided outside the Fixed Debt Charge for interest on moneys raised under the Defence Loans Acts. The highest comparable total annual charge during or after the last war was £328,043,000 in the year 1920–21.