HC Deb 28 February 1889 vol 333 cc568-9

asked the Postmaster General whether Trade Societies and branches of Trade Unions have for many years been allowed to deposit their funds without limit in the Post Office Savings Banks, in the same way as Friendly Societies; and, whether any Trade Union or branch of a Union has recently been refused this privilege; and, if so, whether he will state upon whose authority such refusal has been made?

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

The facts as stated in the Question of the hon. Member are substantially correct; but I am in communication with the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, with a view to getting over certain difficulties in connection with the three recent applications which are alluded to in the Question.

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