§ MR. G. HOWELL
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the last paragraph but one of the Third Report of the Inspection Committee of Trustee Savings Banks (page 26), in which a comparison is purported to be drawn between the Post Office Savings Bank and the Trustee Savings Banks, to the disparagement of the former; whether secresy is maintained in the Trustee Savings Banks and not in connection with the Post Office Savings Bank; and, whether the facilities of withdrawals are greater in the Trustee Savings Banks than with the Post Office Savings Bank.
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
I do not understand the Report to intend to disparage the Post Office Savings Bank as compared with the Trustee Banks, a thing for which there would be no justification. The secresy of the accounts of a depositor in both banks is the same. In some respects the facilities for withdrawal are greater, and in some respects less, in one Bank than the other.