Foreign Official Holdings of Debt

Jack Montgomery made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bank of England

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Dear Sir/Madam,

1. Does the Bank of England have any complete or partial estimates of foreign official holdings (holdings by foreign governments and central banks) of British government and/or Bank of England debt?

2. Do you have any complete or partial estimates of British government and/or Bank of England debt owed to foreign Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), e.g. Norway’s Government Pension Fund?

3. Do you have any complete or partial estimates of British government and/or Bank of England debt owed to other foreign State/Government-Owned Enterprises (SOEs/GOEs)?

4. Do you have any complete or partial information on the amounts owed to foreign governments etc. by country?

To be clear, if you only have a small amount of information on a small amount of the debt described above I will accept it; estimates do not have to be exhaustive if exhaustive estimates are not availabe.

Please note that the terms I have used above ("foreign official holdings", "Sovereign Wealth Funds", "State-Owned Enterprises") are those used by the U.S. government and OECD; if you could explain the terminology used by British authorities that would be helpful.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Montgomery

Enquiries, Bank of England

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Dear Jack Montgomery

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 10 February below (our ref: CAS-41754-W2J3D4).

We will reply in due course.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH | +44 20 3461 4878

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Enquiries, Bank of England

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Dear Jack Montgomery

Please find attached response to your email dated 10 February below.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team, Communications Directorate
Bank of England | Threadneedle Street | London EC2R 8AH | +44 20 3461 4878

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Dear Sir.Madam,

As a layman, I am afraid I do not feel able to answer your request for clarification with complete confidence.

What I can say, in layman's terms, is that I am looking for information on how much money is owed by the British state -- as opposed to members of the public etc -- to foreign states and foreign state bodies such as central banks.

I regard the Bank, being a nationalised entity, as an arm of the British state.

I would be grateful if the Bank could use its undoubted expertise on the nation's finances to determine whether it holds any (if not all) relevant information on this, and to interpret my perhaps slightly imprecise question accordingly.

In terms of timeframe, I suppose the state of play for the last year for which information is available would be best?

Yours sincerely,

Jack Montgomery

Enquiries, Bank of England

Dear Jack Montgomery

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 17 March below (our ref: CAS-43162-V9C3K5).

We will reply in due course.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
Bank of England

Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH
+44 20 3461 4878

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bank of England's handling of my FOI request 'Foreign Official Holdings of Debt', reference CAS-43162-V9C3K5.

This was originally submitted on February 10th, and I believe the Bank is now in breach of its legal obligations to provide a timely response per the Freedom of Information Act.

I am therefefore requesting an internal review of the failure to fulfil my request as of the current date, which is April 9th 2022.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Jack Montgomery

Enquiries, Bank of England

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Dear Jack Montgomery

 

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 9 April below (our ref.
CAS-44125-M9F9K1).

 

We will respond in due course.

 

 

Yours sincerely

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Bank of
England

Threadneedle
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8AH
+44 20 3461
4878

 

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Enquiries, Bank of England

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Dear Jack Montgomery

 

Please find attached response to your email dated 17 March below.

 

Yours sincerely

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Access Team
Bank of
England

Threadneedle
Street,
London EC2R
8AH
+44 20 3461
4878

 

 

 

 

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Enquiries, Bank of England

1 Atodiad

Dear Jack Montgomery

Please find attached response to your email dated 9 April below.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
Bank of England

Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH
+44 20 3461 4878

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