The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1989Chancellor (1989-1990)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the National Loans Fund – 28 November 1989

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the National Loans Fund on 28th November 1989.

Mr. Jack To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to use the power taken in the Finance Act 1989 to enable the Government to use the National Loans Fund money to acquire gilt-edged stock held in the issue department of the Bank of England for immediate cancellation.

Mr. Major The first use of this power will be made on 6 December, when £4.5 billion of stock will be acquired from the issue department for immediate cancellation. The Bank of England will today be issuing a separate notice giving precise details of the stock to be cancelled.