§ 58. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Postmaster-General what sum is now in the Post Office savings banks as compared with the sum at the end of June, 1923 and 1922, respectively, and what number of new depositors have been recorded this year to date, and how many have withdrawn?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The approximate balance due to depositors on the 30th June, 1924, was £274,000,000. The corresponding amounts for the 30th June, 1923 and 1922, respectively, were £270,000,000 and £260,000,000. 677,000 fresh accounts have been opened since the 1st of January, 1924, and 376,000 accounts have been closed during the same period.