asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the composition of sterling M3 in notes and coin, current accounts, retail seven-day deposits and wholesale deposits plus the ratio of building society deposits and trustee savings bank/national savings bank deposits, for 1978–79.
It is not clear which ratio the hon. Member requires. Changes in the various aggregates during the financial year 1978–79 were as follow:
|£ million||Table reference in Financial Statistics|
|Building society deposits||4,699||8·6|
|Trustee savings banks—|
|National savings bank—|
Financial Statistics. Data on retail and wholesale bank deposits are not collected because of difficulties in arriving at a generally acceptable definition.