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Asset Sales

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing (a) the annual proceeds from sales of public sector assets and (b) the impact on the public sector borrowing requirement of these asset sales, in both cases from 1979 to date.

1979–801980–811981–821982–831983–841984–85 (estimated outturn)
Special sales of assets3704054944881,1422,100
Sales of land and buildings8591,2932,1002,8472,5922,536

The direct effect of such sales is to reduce the PSBR by a corresponding amount.