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Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes in the UK's holding of currency reserves there have been in each year since 1997. (278106)

It is not possible to provide a consistent series for the official reserves before 1999, given changes in accounting methodology. Back data for the UK's official reserves prior to 1999 can be found on the ONS publication, “Economic Trends Annual Supplement No. 32 2006 edition.”

Detailed historical data for the official reserves on a consistent basis from July 1999 can be found on the Bank of England website:

This information can be found at: