HC Deb 06 March 1888 vol 323 cc364-5
MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, When he proposes to lay upon the Table of the House the Regulations for increasing the facilities for the purchase of Consols in small sums through the Post Office; and, whether he will issue a Circular from house to house throughout the country, as was done by Mr. Fawcett on a similar occasion, setting forth in a popular manner the increased facilities for the sale of Consols in small sums through the Post Office, and the new Regulation whereby the maximum deposit in the Post Office Savings Bank of £30 a-year is done away with in the case of depositors investing their savings in Consols through the Post Office?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

The Regulations to which the hon. Member refers are in a forward state, and doubtless they will, in the course of a few days, be placed upon the Table of the House. When they have received the sanction of Parliament I shall spare no pains to make the extra facilities for the purchase and sale of Government Stock, through the medium of the Post Office Savings Bank, as widely known as possible.