§ 65. Mr. Woodburn
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the existing composition of the National Debt; what the debt was at an appropriate date before its increase in 1938; and the amounts at the latest convenient date of long-term and short-term borrowings.
§ Sir J. Anderson
The composition of the National Debt on the 31st March of each year is published in the Finance Accounts of the United Kingdom. The total of the debt at 31st March, 1938, was £8,026 millions. The approximate total at 31st December, 1943, was £19,237 millions, of which £4,948 millions consisted of floating debt.