HC Deb 20 July 1916 vol 84 c1204W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the amount of Treasury Bills at present outstanding; if it is the intention to increase the amount or whether it is proposed to obtain the financial requirements by a new Loan; and, if so, when his proposals as regards this may be expected?


The amount of Treasury Bills outstanding on Saturday, 15th July, was £811,656,000. It would not be in the public interest to make any statement at present in regard to the second part of the question.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the amounts at present outstanding of Treasury Bills, Exchequer Bonds, War Expenditure Certificates, War Savings Certificates, and Treausry Notes, respectively?


The figures are approximately as follows:—

Treasury Bills 811,656,000
Five per Cent. Exchequer Bonds, 1919, 1920 and 1921 295,000,000
War Expenditure Certificates 14,000,000
War Savings Certificates. 10,500,000*
Currency Notes (including Currency Note Certificates) 124,680,000
*£1 Certificates or their equivalent.

The above figures show the position on Saturday, 15th July, except in the case of the Currency Notes which relate to Wednesday, 12th July.