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Debt Redemption

Volume 154: debated on Monday 15 May 1922

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the items of debt reduction, in addition to the figure of £70,703,000 (Command Paper 77, page 4), to balance the total figure of debt reduction, £88,644,000 (OFFICIAL REPORT, column 1024, 1st May, 1922)?

The figure of £70,703,000 represents the amount devoted to debt redemption out of revenue. The balance, making up the larger figure of £88,644,000, represents cash resulting from non~ revenue items such as the surrender of the balance on the Civil Contingencies Fund.