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PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCES APRIL 2002

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Provisional estimates of the public finances show that in April: ...
Provisional estimates of the public finances show that in April:

* The public sector surplus on current budget was£1.1bn

* Public sector net borrowing was minus£0.3bn

* At the end of April public sector net debt outstanding was£308.3bn, equivalent to 30.0 per cent of gross domestic product

A guide to monthly public sector finance statistics is available here . It explains the concepts and measurement of the monthly data,plus those previously published,and gives some long runs of historical data. It is number 12 in the GSS methodological

guide series, ISBN 1 85774 296 6, (price£5).15.National Statistics are produced to high professional standards

set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo

regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer

needs.They are produced free from any political interference.(C)

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