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Money Supply

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each of the eight principal exporting countries an index of the change in the money supply each year from 1948 to 1978 and the corresponding changes in gross national product, manufactured output, manufactured exports, wholesale prices, retail prices and the unit value of manufactured exports.

I regret that this question cannot be answered without disproportionate cost. A range of statistics for recent years relevant to the question is published monthly in the IMF's International Financial Statistics and the Department of Trade's Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics.