HC Deb 24 February 1977 vol 926 cc689-90W
40. Mr. Viggers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion of total Government borrowings which has been incurred since 1st March 1974.

Mr. Joel Barnett

An estimate of outstanding public sector debt is compiled only in respect of 31st March each year. On 31st March 1976, it is provisionally estimated to have been £73.5 billion, at nominal values. Of this, the net increase in debt incurred since 31st March 1974 represents 28 per cent.

50. Mr. Wyn Roberts

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the central Government borrowing requirement for each month in the current financial year.

Mr. Joel Barnett

Following is the information:

Month 1976 Central Government Borrowing Requirement £ million
April 252
May 776
June 1,160
July 109
August 669
September 870
October –204*
November 899
December 793
January -1,235*
* Net repayment.

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