HC Deb 15 November 1988 vol 140 cc576-7W
Mr. Denzil Davies

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total percentage rise in the rate of money supply as measured by notes and coins in circulation from the year 1981 to 1988 in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Japan, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, respectively.

Mr. Lawson

Figures for the rise in the supply of notes and coins are shown in the table. Data for 1988 are not yet available.

Growth of notes coins in circulation percentage change 1981–87 (in local currency)
Per cent.
United States of America 58
Japan 44
France 39
West Germany 48
United Kingdom 34

Sources: Federal Reserve Bulletin Table 1.21 Row 6 January 1986 and October 1988

Bank of Japan Economic Statistics Monthly

Table 1 column 1 August 1988

Insee Bulletin de Statistique Table 16 Finances Row Billets

et Monnaies June 1984 and September 1988

Deutsche Bundesbank Monthly Report Statistical

Supplement Series 4 Table Central Bank Money Stock column 4 June 1984 and October 1988

CSO Financial Statistics Table 11.2 column 1 July 1984 and September 1988

Note: Definitions of notes and coins in circulation may vary from country to country.