HC Deb 29 July 1904 vol 139 c83

To ask the Postmaster-General, in view of the determination to abolish the practice of sending out from the head office acknowledgments for deposits in the Post Office Savings Bank under £1, will he state how many deposits of 15s. and upwards, and how many of 10s. and under 15s. were received during the year ending 31st December last, or any previous year; and will he state the number of Post Office Savings Banks in the United Kingdom conducted at shops or other places where the clerks are not in the pay of the Postmaster-General.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) There are no statistics available to enable me to reply to the fist part of the hon. Member's Question; and the compilation of such statistics would involve a very large amount of labour. As regards the second part, Savings Bank business is conducted at about 12,800 post offices where the stall employed, other than the sub-postmaster or mistress, are not in the direct pay of the Postmaster-General.