§ 33. Mr. Jessel
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now issue a National Savings certificate bearing a rate of interest comparable with that available on marketable Government debt.
§ The Minister of State, Treasury (Mr. Terence Higgins)
I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget Statement.
§ Mr. Higgins
My impression is that the decimal issue which came on sale on 5th October, 1970, and has an annual yield of nearly 5¾ per cent., has been a considerable success.