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National Debt

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the average annual financial debt of the central Government for each year from 1969 to the first quarter of 1978 at 1970 prices; and what is the current financial debt.

The figure of national debt is available only on 31st March in each year. The national debt in March of each year from 1969 to 1978 at 1970 prices is as follows:

£ million
196935,735
197030,079
197130,765
197230,606
197329,135
197427,923
197526,654
197626,830
197727,152
197829,443
The provisional figure of national debt at 31st March 1978 is £79,083 million.