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Interest Rates

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide comparable information on the level of interest rates for each year since 1955.

Information on the Bank rate/minimum lending rate from June 1932 until the minimum lending rate was suspended in August 1981, and on London clearing banks' base rates from September 1971 to August 1984 is published in Economic Trends 1985 annual supplement, pages 194 and 195. Information on the latter is continued on page 66 of the October 1985 edition of Economic Trends.