§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the total United Kingdom indebtedness as at 30th June 1977, broken down into internal and external borrowings.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
The nominal value of total United Kingdom public sector 475W debt held outside the public sector was £73,983 million at 31st March 1976, the latest date for which complete information is available. Of this, £62,837 million was held domestically and £11,146 million overseas. These figures can be updated only approximately to 31st March 1977, using figures of subsequent borrowing, by the public sector. The estimated total at that date was £84,880 million, of which £71,355 million was held domestically and £13,525 million overseas. An article describing the nature of these statistics was published in the May 1977 issue of Economic Trends.