HC Deb 18 November 2003 vol 413 c723W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the evidence produced by research he has commissioned on the impact of a rise in interest rates on consumer debt. [139428]

Ruth Kelly

HM Treasury published evidence on the link between interest rates and consumer behaviour in June 2003 as part of the EMU Five Tests Assessment, in the supporting studies on 'EMU and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism' and 'Housing, Consumption and EMU'.