HC Deb 20 June 1893 vol 13 c1483

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he can state the total number of depositors in Post Office Savings Banks in the United Kingdom for the last savings bank year, and how many or what proportion of them were able to deposit during the year the maximum £30 now allowed by law?


The total number of depositors in the Post Office Savings Banks is stated in the Postmaster General's Report every year, but the Returns for 1892 are not yet complete. I cannot give the exact number, but on an estimate there are about 5,442,000 depositors. I can only give a rough estimate of the number who deposited as much as £30 in the year—namely, about 153,000 persons.