HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 c377
101. Mr. WATT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will say how many War Savings Certificates have been sold in Scotland to the present date; and if he will explain how it is that such poor success has followed his efforts there as compared with England and Wales?


It has not been possible to keep complete statistics for Scotland separately, but on the basis of the number of War Savings Certificates in denominations of £l, £12, and £25, the figures as at 11th October are as follows:

England and Wales 37,606,000
Scotland 2,243,000
Ireland 766,000
It must be remembered that the Scottish War Savings Committee did not begin work till some three months after the corresponding Committee for England and Wales.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he appointed this War Savings Committee, and why there are so many clergymen on it?


I suppose I was advised they had great influence in Scotland.