HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 c1623
40. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General the accumulated amount of deposits at present in hand which have been made by persons who were telephone subscribers but are not now subscribers and whose deposits have not been repaid?

Major Tryon

Such deposits amount to approximately £30,000.

Mr. Day

Are any steps taken to trace the depositors to whom the money belongs?

Major Tryon

Letters are sent out in every case, but in a large number of cases the individual is not to be found.

Mr. Thorne

What becomes of the interest on this £30,000? Do you pinch it?

Major Tryon

No, Sir.