§ 28. Mr. Charles Clarke
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the definition of the public sector borrowing requirement. 
§ Mr. Darling
The public sector borrowing requirement measures borrowing by the whole public sector from the private sector and overseas.
§ Mr. Gordon Brown
Other EU Member States use a range of definitions of government borrowing. There will be a number of small technical changes to the definition of the PSBR later this year resulting from the construction of national accounts according to the definitions in the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95). These changes were set out in Annexe B of the March 1998Financial Statement and Budget Report.