asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the size per head of population of public sector debt in Great Britain, France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States of America, Japan and Sweden in the latest year for which the information is available, expressed in £ sterling.
Information on public sector debt is not available from international sources. The following estimates of central Government debt per head have been derived from national statistical publications and from population estimates included in the OECD's "Main Economic Indicators" (November 1974 issue). The table contains estimates of national debt for the United Kingdom as no separate figures are available for Great Britain.
|ESTIMATES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT DEBT PER HEAD IN £ STERLING OR STERLING EQUIVALENT|
|Central Government debt outstanding per head at end-March 1974|