§ 31. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Postmaster-General the amounts of deposits and withdrawals from the Post Office Savings Bank for each of the four weeks in October and the first week in November, 1930 and 1931, respectively?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. If the hon. Member has any particular figures in mind,, I shall be glad if he will let me know.
§ Sir K. WOOD
I will give the hon. Member some figures which I think will be satisfactory for his purpose. For the week ending 18th October, 1930, the deposits were £1,360,000, and for the same period, 1931, the deposits were £1,100,000. As far as the withdrawals are concerned, for the same period in 1930 the withdrawals were £1,334,000, and in 1931 £1,474,000. To take another week, for the week ending 1st Novem- 495 ber, 1930, the deposits were £1,700,000, and in 1931 £1,118,000. The withdrawals for the same period were £1,223,000 in 1930 and £1,519,000 in 1931.
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
May I ask whether these figures indicate any departure from precedent laid down by the previous Administration?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I do not think any such deduction can be drawn from the figures. The only deduction I draw from them—I know it will be satisfac-
|11th October||10th October||1,520,700||1,439,500||1,394,200||1,652,600|
|18th October||17th October||1,360,400||1,107,400||1,334,600||1,474,000|
|25th October||24th October||1,306,700||1,025,500||1,276,000||1,489,200|
|1st November||31st October||1,747,000||1,118,100||1,223,300||1,519,700|
|8th November||7th November||1,416,300||1,284,700||1,541,500||1,472,500|