§ SIR JAMES RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state what number of persons have bought deferred annuities in the Post Office of a value not less than £6 10s., commencing at the age of sixty-five years until death.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) Savings Bank deferred annuities are not granted to commence at a specified age, but at the expiration of a specified term of years. It is, however, found that the number of persons who have purchased deferred annuities of not less than £6 10s. per annum through the Post Office, to
|Year.||Expenditure on Estimates.||Expenditure on Loans.||Total.|
|Apart from War.||War Expenditure.|
|* As in Army Estimates.|
|†The Expenditure during 1904–5 on the Military Works Loan cannot at present be estimated.|
|‡ The figures in the first columns from 1901–02 onwards include expenditure under the "Mowatt" programme for Reserves of Stores, etc.|
|§ Including Supplementary Estimates of £2,700,000.|
§ commence at an age not earlier than sixty-five years, is 105.