HC Deb 06 April 1954 vol 526 c203

It is right, however, that I should at this point acknowledge the valuable support which the Exchequer received in 1953 from the National Savings Movement. I assure their leaders and voluntary workers that the Exchequer has benefited greatly from their support, and that they have made a notable contribution to our economic stability. They have brought us good tidings. The National Savings record shows that in the last three months new sayings exceeded withdrawals by £40 million; that is £30 million better than in the same period last year. The savers must not relax in the coming year. A Budget cannot succeed by fiscal measures only; and I rely on the skill and enthusiasm of the Savings Movement to continue to encourage personal savings, guiding the money into National Savings securities to the advantage of the State and of the savers themselves.