HC Deb 04 March 1993 vol 220 cc239-40W
19. Mr. Merchant

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the ratio of debt to gross domestic product in(a) the United Kingdom, (b) Italy, (c) France and (d) Germany.

Mr. Portillo

The OECD estimates that the gross general Government debt to GDP ratio in 1992 was 42 per cent. in the United Kingdom, compared with 44 per cent. in Germany, 50 per cent. in France and 108 per cent. in Italy.