§ 52. Mr. Stokes
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will instruct bank and insurance companies to make a return to him henceforth of the amount of all subscriptions to War Loans and war weapons' weeks made by them when not directly on behalf of their depositors?
§ Sir K. Wood
No, Sir. For the reason which I gave in my reply to my hon. Friend on 17th February, I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by such returns.
§ Mr. Stokes
Is the Chancellor aware that that was a reply to a different Question? Is there no real desire to learn the truth and ascertain what is subscribed from genuine savings and what in fact comes from the banks?