HC Deb 06 August 1940 vol 363 c32
56. Mr. Lipson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider a scheme by which customers in shops could, if they so desired, receive part or all of their small change in stamps of 3d. denomination, to be affixed to a war savings shopping card, to be exchanged at a post office for a War Savings Certificate when 60 stamps have been purchased?

Sir K. Wood

The authorities responsible for the War Savings Campaign are fully aware of the opportunities which shopping presents for the encouragement of saving and have recently inaugurated a scheme along the lines suggested by my hon. Friend, under which stores and shops may be registered as honorary official agents for the sale of National Savings Certificates and 6d. saving stamps. The scheme is being widely adopted, and I have no doubt my hon. Friend will agree that this will be sufficient at the present time.

Mr. Lipson

As my right hon. Friend's financial demands are so heavy, is he not aware that he must adopt more than one expedient to get his money and that this expedient will be a source of a considerable amount? Will he not ask the responsible body to give it further consideration?

Sir K. Wood

The National Savings Committee are taking this matter up with stores and shops, and I think it is as well to leave it there at the moment.