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National Debt

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the size of the national debt; and if he will give details of those to whom moneys are owed, together with interest rates payable on these sums.

The provisional total national debt for 31 March 1981 is £112,780 million. In so far as the information for the second part of the question is available, it will be found as the estimated distribution of the sterling national debt at 31 March, published by the Bank of England in its December Quarterly Bulletin each year. The December 1981 Bulletin is due to be published on 17 December.