asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the United Kingdom's current public sector borrowing requirement as a percentage of gross domestic product compared with that in the other OECD countries.Mr. Joel Barnett,
pursuant to his reply [ Official Report, 17th March 1975], circulated the following answer:
Information is not readily available to make the comparison. Countries do not generally publish their forecasts for money GDP. and information about their borrowing requirements, where published, is not on a comparable basis with ours.