Public Sector Debt

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th November 2013.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what national debt as a percentage of gross domestic product has been in each year between 1993 and 2013.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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)
  HF6X RUTO
1993 34.8 34.8
1994 39 39
1995 41.5 41.5
1996 42.5 42.5
1997 42.2 42.2
1998 39.5 39.5
1999 37.3 37.3
2000 32.4 32.4
2001 31.2 31.2
2002 32.1 32.1
2003 33.3 33.3
2004 35 35
2005 36.2 36.2
2006 36.7 36.7
2007 37.3 44.1
2008 42.9 149.8
2009 51 154.6
2010 65 148.7
2011 70.4 143.2
2012 74.6 138.1
Source: ONS, Public Sector Finances

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