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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
As Director General of the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking Her Majesty's Government the total liabilities of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group that may be added to the public sector net debt. [HL5947]
In November 2009, ONS published an article which estimated that the impact might be between £1 trillion and £1.5 trillion. [www.statistics.gov.uk/articles/nojournal/Financial-crisis.pdf,]
Work to quantify these impacts more precisely and to implement them in public sector finances statistics has proceeded subsequently The November 2010 Public Sector Finances: Statistical Bulletin, published