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Government Borrowing

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1955 the interest paid on central Government borrowing as a percentage of gross domestic product; and if he will include the amount represented by overfunding.

The figures are readily available from published sources and can also be obtained from the Central Statistical Office databank, accessible through the House of Commons Library. The debt interest figures do include, by definition, interest payments on any overfunding. It is not possible to relate any precise part of the total to overfunding.