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Government Bonds

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what changes took place in the price of Government bonds between noon and the closing of the financial markets on Thursday 25 September; [13402](2) what changes took place in the price of Government bonds between the opening and closing of the financial markets on Thursday 25 September. [13404]

The movement in the price of gilts (UK government bonds) on Friday 17 October are shown in the following table:

Price of benchmark gilts
7 per cent.20027.25 per cent. 20078 per cent.2021
Opening price101-06104-21117-13
Closing price101-06104-22117-10
Change from previous day's close+0-01+0-02-0-01
Day's high101-11104-02117-25
Day's low101-00104-10116-23
Prices quoted in 32nds.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes took place in the price of Government bonds between the opening and closing of the financial markets on Friday 17 October. [13403]

The movement in the price of gilts (UK Government bonds) on Friday 17 October are shown in the following table:

Price of benchmark gilts
7 per cent. 20027.25 per cent. 20078 per cent. 2021
Opening price101-15105-09117-17
Closing price101-19105-18118-07
Change from previous day's close-0-010-00+0-05
Day's high101-21105-22118-14
Day's low101-08104-29117-05
Price quoted in 32nds.