Notes to the consolidated financial statements

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31 March

 

2011
£m

2010
£m

Cash at bank and in hand

153

142

Short-term bank deposits

501

362

Total

654

504

The effective interest rate on short-term deposits was 0.4% (2010 – 0.4%), with an average maturity of 12 days (2010 – 6 days).

The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents are denominated in the following currencies:

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31 March

 

2011
£m

2010
£m

Euro

55

136

US dollar

415

322

Sterling

132

2

Other

52

44

Total

654

504