HC Deb 10 December 1963 vol 686 cc59-60W
61. Mr. Millan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Offfcial Report details of the figures shown in Table 41 of the National Income Blue Book 1963 for local authorities, other borrowing, net, for the years 1952 to 1962, divided into gross and net figures for borrowing, by issues of stock, by mortgages, by temporary borrowing for up to three months, and by temporary borrowing for more than three months up to 12 months, respectively.

Mr. M. Macmillan

I regret that detailed information for the whole period is not available. Quarterly statistics of local authorities' gross and net borrowing by type and by period to maturity have been collected from the beginning of 1961, however, and are published each month in "Financial Statistics". In addition, information about the composition of loan debt outstanding at the end of the financial year has been collected for 1955 and for each year from 1958. These figures have been published in articles in "Economic Trends" in January 1960, February 1961 and January 1962, and for 1962 and 1963, in the November 1963 issue of "Financial Statistics".