HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 cc275-6W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in theOfficial Report a table showing for each year since 1970 the public sector borrowing requirement, the increase in the private sector borrowing requirement and the amount of new money created by the lending institutions and the public sector, respectively.

Mr. Lilley

Figures for the public sector borrowing requirement (PSBR) are published inFinancial Statistics, table 2.6. Chart 2.3 of the Financial Statement and Budget Report shows private borrowing as a percentage of GDP since 1974–75, where private borrowing is defined along similar lines to the PSBR. Recent figures for bank and building society lending, and public sector counterparts to broad money, are available in table 11.7 of Financial Statistics. Figures for earlier years are available from the Bank of England on request.

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