§ Lord Ahmed
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the current figures and what have the figures been over the last 30 years for total mortgages outstanding to lending institutions. [HL2223]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Director of the Office for National Statistics, who has been asked to reply.
Letter to Lord Ahmed from the Economics Statistics Director of the Office for National Statistics, Mr john Kidgell, dated 4 May 2000.
The Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been asked to reply to your recent question on outstanding mortgages. I am replying in the Director's absence.
Total mortgage lending by United Kingdom institutions at the end of each quarter is published by the Office for National Statistics in Economic Trends (currently in table 6.6) and Financial Statistics (currently in table 3.2C). The series identifier is AMWT.
The entire run of the series, which extends back to 1962, may be viewed on the ONS central statistical database, to which the house of Lords Library has access.