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Gilt-edged Securities

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of gilt-edged securities issued by them in each of the past six months; and what was the value of such securities purchased by the Bank of England in each of the past six months. [HL30]

The table below sets out (cash) sales of gilts by the Debt Management Office and (cash, reported on a trade date basis) purchases of gilts by the Bank of England via the Asset Purchase Facility in each of the last six months.

May

June

July

August

September

October

DMO issuance (£bn)

14.25

24.27

28.18

8.12

27.95

26.03

Bank QE purchases (£bn)

25.99

29.37

22.51

12.60

21.00

16.80