Government Securities

HM Treasury written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country where stocks of gilts are held by overseas investors and foreign central banks; and how much and what proportion of such stocks are held in different countries.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list by country flows of interest payments on UK central Government debt held by overseas investors and foreign central banks.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Treasury does not hold information on the organisations or individuals who hold gilts. However, information on gilt holdings by different sectors is published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The most recent publication shows that at the end of March 2017, overseas investors hold 27% of gilts in issuance, but this does not include a breakdown of gilt holdings by country.

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