HC Deb 05 July 1968 vol 767 c273W
Mr. Barnett

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will provide as accurate an estimate as possible of the proportion of 3½ per cent. War Loan held by non-residents at the latest date for which the information is available; and what the trend has been over the past 10 years;

(2) what proportion of 3½ per cent. War Loan has changed hands in each year since its original issue;

(3) how much of 3½ per cent. War Loan remains in the hands of the original purchaser or beneficiary; and what percentage this represents of the whole.

Mr. Diamond

I regret that this information is not available. There are more than a million holders and any attempt to extract the information would be a lengthy and disproportionately expensive operation.