National Debt.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will show in all future returns issued by the Treasury the cost of management of, and the interest on, the National Debt as separate items?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

Full details of the cost of the management of the Debt are shown separately in the annual Finance Accounts. Payment is actually made to the Bank of England and the Bank of Ireland on 5th April each year, and no practical advantage would result from showing that figure separately in each weekly Exchequer Return for the remainder of the year.