The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Glen Watson, dated November 2013
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office what national debt as a percentage of gross domestic product has been between the time period 1993 and 2013. (173704)
Data on national debt as a percentage of gross domestic product is available up until 2012. Figures are shown in the table for each calendar year as requested. I have provided data which both includes and excludes the temporary effects of financial interventions as a result of the financial crisis.
|PSF1 Public Sector Summary Balances|
|Net Debt as a percentage of GDP (excluding financial interventions)||Net Debt as a percentage of GDP (including financial interventions)|
|Source: ONS, Public Sector Finances|