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Banks: Finance

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to Box C4, page 213 of the Budget 2010, what estimate he has made of the net fiscal cost of the Government's financial sector interventions as at 24 March 2010; and when he expects to publish the detailed calculations. (325869)

Budget 2010 set out that:

“At current market prices the cost of the financial sector interventions net of fees and other income would total £6 billion”

(Financial Statement and Budget Report 2010, p213). Details of the derivation of this figure are given in the text on pages 213 and 214.