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Public Sector Debt

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

13. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of public sector net debt if unfunded public sector pension liabilities are included. (111033)

Public sector net debt is measured by means of National Accounts aggregates compiled by the independent Office for National Statistics using internationally accepted methodology. The Government use this agreed methodology, which does not include unfunded public sector pension liabilities.