HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 c14W
64. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total instalment debt owing to the finance houses and retailers seasonally adjusted in December, 1971, as against December, 1970; and whether he will make a statement.

Sir J. Eden

The total at the end of December, 1971, was £1,628 million, which was £244 million more than at the end of December, 1970. The figures for debt outstanding are not seasonally adjusted.