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Monetary Aggregates

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans for introducing further methods of measuring movements in monetary aggregates.

Monetary statistics are being developed progressively. For example, the Bank of England has been experimenting with abbreviated weekly returns from a sample of banks. A recent article in the Bank's Quarterly Bulletin presented measures of some of the elements of private sector liquidity.