HC Deb 15 November 1977 vol 939 c192W
Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total of money which the Bank of England has made available to finance houses and fringe banks in the last five years.

Mr. Denzil Davies

The support made available by the Bank has taken a number of forms. Because of the different nature of these types of support, and because the amounts outstanding have fluctuated considerably over the period referred to, it is not possible to give a meaningful total.

Mr. Forman

asked the Chancellor or the Exchequer whether he will estimate the total value of the assets held by financial companies; and what proportion of those assets consists of foreign currency securities, foreign currencies or property abroad.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

I will let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.