HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 cc864-5
MR. MYER (Lambeth, N.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give particulars of all cases of terminable annuities created since 1861, the terms of years of which annuities, as originally fixed, have been subsequently extended; and will he state what amounts have from time to time been applied to the reduction of the deficiency in the trustees savings banks and friendly societies, how the fact of the deficiency was established, and what is its present amount.

The CHANCELLOR of the EX-CHEQUER (Mr. ASQUITH, Fifeshire, E.)

I am sending my hon. friend a memorandum giving the particulars for which he asks, and it will also be printed with the Votes.† He will perhaps excuse me from reading it now, as the statement is somewhat lengthy.