HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc336-7W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will circulate in theOfficial Report a table showing by origin the flow of funds used to finance the deficit in the balance of payments on current account in 1979–80 to the latest available date.

Mr. Lawson

Information on the capital account of the balance of payments for the second and third quarters of 1979 is given in the CSO press notice "United Kingdom Balance of Payments in the Third Quarter of 1979"published on 5 December. More detailed informa-

(a) (b)
Premium Savings Bonds Retirement Issue National Savings Certificates (a)expressed as a percentage of (b)
£ £
1976–77 416,839 175,116 238
1977–78 465,389 190,659 244
1978–79 493,808 263,908 187