Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Personal Sector (Financial Deficit) on 14th June 1988.
Mr. Gordon Brown To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the financial deficit of the personal sector for each year since 1979 in constant and cash terms both in total and per household.
Mr. Major [holding answer 10 June 1988] Estimates of the personal sector financial surplus/deficit at current prices are published in table 1.10 of “Financial Statistics”, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. No estimates are available on a constant price basis. No comparable figures are available for the number of United Kingdom households.