HC Deb 23 July 2004 vol 424 cc700-1W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of(a) national debt and (b) debt interest payment was in each of the last 25 years at today's prices. [186101]

John Healey

Figures for public sector net debt and central Government debt interest payments in current prices are available on the Office for National Statistics website: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/tsdtables 1. asp?vink = fsf

Table 1.1 A: Public Sector Finances (series RUTN and RUTO) shows figures for public sector net debt in £ billion and as a percentage of GDP. Table 1.1C: Central Government (series NMFX) shows debt interest payments in £ billions.

Figures for GDP deflators at market prices are available on the HM Treasury website: http:// www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/economic_data_and_tools/ gdp_deflators/data_gdp_fig.cfm