Letter: Double our debt

Sir: It was surprising that in his article on Budget deficits (6 April), Hamish McRae did not highlight therapidly escalating National Debt in this country. The reality is that since John Major became Prime Minister, the National Debt has exploded from £155bn to about £285bn. If he survives as Prime Minister into 1996, the debt will have doubled during his term.

Yours faithfully,

JOHN F. SPELLAR

MP for Warley West (Lab)

House of Commons

London, SW1

6 April

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