MR. G. H. FABER
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer when the statement required by statute showing the aggregate amount of the liabilities of the Government to depositors in the Post Office Savings Bank at the close of last year, and the nature and amount of the securities held by the National Debt Commissioners to meet those liabilities, will be laid before Parliament, and when the similar statement will be laid in regard to trustee savings banks and to friendly societies respectively.
§ (Answered by Mr. Asquith.) The annual account showing the liabilities to depositors in the Post Office Savings Bank and the nature and amount of the securities held to meet those liabilities at the 31st December last will be presented as soon as the actual figures have been ascertained, but not later than the 30th June next, as required by the Statute (4 Edward 7, cap. 8, s. 9 (1)). The similar account for the trustees savings banks and friendly societies for the year to the 20th November, 1906, were laid upon the Table of the House on the 11th inst. (No. 73, not yet circulated).