HC Deb 08 June 1915 vol 72 cc161-2
23. Mr. KING

asked the Postmaster-General whether any action has been taken to prevent the withdrawal of Post Office Savings Bank deposits by alien enemy depositors; and whether such deposits are to be confiscated or held for settlement at the end of the War?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

Since the outbreak of war a discretion has been exercised in dealing with such applications, regard being had to the possibility of the money being intended for remittance to an enemy country. No such deposits are being confiscated.


May we take it, then, that each individual case is judged upon its merits; that there is no rule which applies to all, except that they must come under consideration?


That is so.

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