§ MR. ATKINSON
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he intends to introduce a new clause into the Savings Bank Bill, by which he will set an example of providing banking reserves in the proportion which he considers necessary, in face of the fact that his liabilities to the public alone for deposits amount to over £112,000,000?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
No, Sir; I have no such object. The question of my hon. Friend assumes an analogy between the deposits in the hands of bankers and those in the hands of the National Debt Commissioners. I should be prepared at the proper time to show the fallacy involved in the view that such an analogy exists.