I\’m interested in finding out some fairly recondite information about government debt.
Specifically, what was the age profile of the debt burden immediately post WWII (and what is it now)?
I know that there were and are Consols for example (perpetuals) and would love to know whether those were still being issued at/just before 1945? What portion of the debt was perpetual (for all I know it could have been tiny), what short term and what long?
Anyone know where I might be able to find out?
I suspect unless an academic or the Bank/Treasury has written a paper on it you’re not going to get anything. You could read this
and Hugh Dalton famously did a large issue of 30yr stock in 1946 called ‘Daltons’