§ Mr. PARKINSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will furnish 1288W particulars of the amount of interest paid in this country, during the 12 months ended 31st December, 1931, on Government stock and on local government loans; and any estimate of the amount paid on building society mortgages, and other interest charges that were payable?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The amounts in question are: for the internal National Debt, £271,812,796; for Local Government Loans, £59,350,000; and for building society mortgages, £19,846,749. In the case of local government loans the figure is for the interest paid during the financial year ending 31st March, 1931, being the latest period for which figures are available.