§ Mr. Blair
asked the Prime Minister if, pursuant to her answer of 12 December, Official Report, columns 1060–1, she will publish in the Official Report a table showing the public sector borrowing requirement in cash, at 1984–85 prices and as a percentage of gross domestic product for the years 1970–71 to 1984–85 and the projections for 1985–86 to 1988–89 on the assumption that actual or assumed proceeds of privatisation, including sales of land and buildings outside the special sales of assets, were replaced by a similar amount of borrowing.
§ The Prime Minister
Figures for the public sector borrowing requirement, on the three bases requested, were provided in the answer my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary gave the hon. Member on 2 December at column101–2. Figures for the proceeds of privatisation and sales of land and buildings, in cash, were provided in the answers my right hon. Friend gave the hon. Member on the same day at columns 102–3 and the earlier answers referred to therein. Estimates of the gross domestic product (GDP) and the GDP deflator for 1970–71 to 1984–85 were published in Economic Trends (Annual Supplement 1985 and November 1985 editions). A forecast of the GDP for 1985–86 was published in the "Autumn Statement 1985" table 1.11. Assumptions for the GDP in 1986–87 to 1988–89 were published in the "Financial Statement and Budget Report 1985–86" table 2.4, which also included assumptions for the GDP deflator in 1985–86 to 1988–89.