§ Mr. Denzil Davies
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what, at the last available date, was the amount on a per capita basis of the net borrowings of the personal sector in(a) the whole of the United Kingdom, (b) the south east of England, (c) the south west of England, (d) the north west of England, (e) the north of England, (f) Scotland and (g) Wales.
§ Mr. Lawson
[holding answer 16 December 1988]: There is no single agreed definition of "net borrowings" on which an answer can be based. Some relevant information may be found in statistical publications in the Library of the House. Balance sheet information on the United Kingdom personal sector is given in "Financial Statistics", table 14.4. The latest edition is for November 1988. More detailed but slightly less timely information is shown in "United Kingdom National Accounts"—the blue book —1988 edition, table 11.2. Similar information in terms of financial transactions rather than amounts outstanding is given in "Financial Statistics", tables 1.10, 9.2 and 9.3.I regret that these data are not available on a regional basis.