HC Deb 16 June 2003 vol 407 c38W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent the borrowing authorisation of —50.4 million of the Dover Harbour Board is included in the Government's PSBR; and if he will make a statement. [118596]

Mr. Boateng

[holding answer 10 June 2003]: Dover Harbour Board is classified to the public corporation sector in the national accounts. Thus spending and borrowing of Dover Harbour Board is public sector spending and borrowing, in particular its borrowing from the private sector is included in Public Sector Net Borrowing. While facilities to borrow do not themselves impact on PSNB the draw down of that facility to finance expenditure would.

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