National Debt

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Craven-Ellis Mr William Craven-Ellis , Southampton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of the National Debt which is borrowed for purposes that are revenue producing and the amount which is a dead-weight loan serviced only through taxation?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

It is not practicable to give the figures asked for by my hon. Friend, but I would refer him to the statement of capital liabilities and of certain assets on page 81 of the Finance Accounts, 1941–42 (House of Commons Paper 91 of 1942).