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  Pearson Annual Report 1997    

Notes to the Accounts

   
 

14. Debtors

 

  1997 1996
All figures in millions    
Amounts falling due within one year    
Trade debtors 557.7 382.3
Partnerships and associated undertakings 16.6 14.1
Other debtors 138.7 179.8
Prepayment and accrued income 56.3 53.5



  769.3 629.7
Amounts falling due after one year    
Other debtor 17.4 23.8
Prepayment and accrued income 3.0 0.4
Advance corporation tax recoverable 17.3 15.9



  37.7 40.1



  807.0 669.8



Note: The Pearson Employee Share Trust holds 326,784 (1996: 149,933) Pearson plc ordinary shares with a market value of 2.6m at 31 December 1997 (1996: 1.1m) inclusive of accumulated scrip dividend shares. Amounts included within other debtors for own shares are 1.6m (1996: 0.6m).

1997 Annual Report
* Group summary
* Information
* Education
* Entertainment
* Investment banking
* Chairman's statement
* Chief Executive's review
* Financial Review
* Financial Policy
* Consolidated profit and loss account
* Consolidated balance sheet
* Consolidated statement of cash flows
* Statement of total recognised gains and losses
* Note of historical cost profits and losses
* Reconciliation of movements in equity shareholders' funds
* Principal subsidiaries and associates
* Five year summary
* Shareholder information
   
* Notes to the accounts
 

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