HC Deb 31 March 1938 vol 333 cc2178-9
66. Mr. Riley

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount of the deposits to date in the Post Office savings bank, trustees savings banks, and industrial societies, respectively?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)

As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Date. Amount.
£ millions.
Post Office Savings Bank. 28th Feb., 1938. 482.2
Trustee Savings Banks 28th Feb., 1938. 227.7
Industrial and Provident Societies. 31st Dec., 1936. 267.7

The first two figures include estimated accrued interest, and the second includes the deposits of both the Ordinary and Special Investment Departments. The third figure includes both share and loan capital of the societies, and also reserves.