HC Deb 18 January 1996 vol 269 c678W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total sum of Iraqi assets held frozen by United Kingdom banks; and what interest has accrued since the order freezing them. [9568]

Mrs. Angela Knight

[holding answer 17 January 1996]: The Bank of England advises that the value of Iraqi assets frozen in the United Kingdom was *769,000,000 as at 30 September 1995. This figure includes private as well as Iraqi Government assets. No figures are available for interest which has accrued, since banks are not required to and do not report them.