§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present size of the national debt.
§ Mr. Bruce Gardyne
Details of the national debt for 31 March are published annually in the consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund Accounts: Supplementary Statements. The latest available figure was published in December 1982—House of Commons Paper 93. Session 1982–83. This gave the total national debt for 31 March 1982 as £118,390 million.