§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the outstanding total of sterling debt of the public sector on(a) 6 April 1988 and (b) 1 February 1989.
§ Mr. Lilley
Figures for the outstanding stock of public sector debt are only compiled for the end of each calendar and financial year. The latest available estimate is for the end of 1987–88 when the sterling component of net public sector debt outstanding was £188.2 billion.