HC Deb 14 April 1972 vol 834 cc250-1W
Mr. Knox

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how often Bank Rate has been increased and decreased since 1958; and what are the comparable figures for member countries of the European Community, from information available from international sources.

Mr. Nott

Since the beginning of 1958 there have been the following changes in the Bank Rates of the United Kingdom and of the member countries of the European Economic Community:

Increases Decreases
United Kingdom 10 23
Belgium/Luxembourg 12 24
France 6 11
Germany 10 17
Italy 3 4
Netherlands 8 10

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