§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state to the nearest £1,000,000 the amount of debt held by Government Departments on 31st March, 1944, under the separate headings of Floating Debt and other Internal Debt, excluding bonds tendered for Death Duties, respectively, in continuation of 1769W the figures for previous corresponding dates, and the Departments whose holdings are thus included instead of the accounts whose holdings were excluded from his earlier figures.
§ Sir J. Anderson
The figures on 31st March, 1944, in continuation of those given in the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on 12th July last, are:
The principal Government Departments whose holdings are comprised in the above totals are: Admiralty, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Fuel and Power, Crown Lands, Department of Health for Scotland, Treasury, Ministry of War Transport, Custodian of Enemy Property, Board of Trade, Ministry of Health, Post Office, Paymaster-General and National Debt Commissioners.
£ millions. Floating Debt 687 Other Internal Debt (excluding Bonds tendered for Death Duties) 1,596