§ 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.