§ Mr. David Price
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he had given to broadening the range or marketable public sector debt liabilities which the authorities can sell to the private sector.
§ Mr. Lawson
[pursuant to his reply, 7 February 1980]: The authorities keep under constant review the range of debt instruments with a view to minimising the cost of funding the PSBR. A number of proposals for extending the range of marketable instruments were discussed in the June 1979 issue of the Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin.