US Treasury Bonds

Treasury written question – answered on 13th December 2004.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value was of US Treasury bonds held by (a) the Bank of England, (b) the UK Government, (c) UK Reserves and (d) UK banks, expressed in (i) US dollars and (ii) pounds sterling (A) in January 2003, (B) in January 2004 and (C) on the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Details of the United Kingdom Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity Template are published monthly on the Bank of England's website, meeting the International Monetary Fund's "Special Data Dissemination Standard". This includes a breakdown of reserve assets, however, data to the level of disaggregation asked for is considered to be market sensitive and is therefore not publicly available.

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