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Public Sector Borrowing Requirement

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the components of the public sector borrowing requirement; and what criteria he uses in determining what should qualify for inclusion within the public sector borrowing requirement.

The components are net borrowing by central Government, local authorities and public corporations. The essential criterion is that the borrowing be by a public sector body. For further details, see articles in the August 1980 and February 1984 issues of Economic Trends.