HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c822
92. Sir Ralph Glyn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider, for issue in the new year, national premium bonds as an addition to the National Savings Certificates and Defence Bonds, the bonds being of a character which would ensure that none of the capital would be lost and the interest drawn in the form of cash prizes at half-yearly or yearly intervals; and whether he will withdraw the objections to the issue of premium bonds for reasons given to the hon. Member for Abingdon three years ago by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, seeing that the Government have permitted the continuation of football pools?

Sir J. Simon

No, Sir. The Government do not propose to make any issues of premium bonds.