HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 c610W
Mr. Sedgemore

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which years since 1978–79 the public sector borrowed more than was required to finance its net capital spending. [22389]

Mrs. Angela Knight

[holding answer 25 March 1996]: The public sector borrowing requirement exceeded net capital spending in the years 1978–79 to 1985–86 inclusive and 1991–92 to 1994–95 inclusive.