HC Deb 04 August 1924 vol 176 cc2543-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether it is the practice of the Postmaster-General to withhold the current month of interest from Post Office depositors in the case of redemption of War Bonds when transferred to a deposit account?


When the proceeds of a redemption of a holding in War Bonds are transferred to a Post Office Savings Bank account, interest on the money is allowed from the first day of the following month. This practice is based on Section 7 of the Post Office Savings Bank Act of 1861, which provides thatinterest shall not be calculated on any amount less than one pound or some multiple thereof, and not commence until the first day of the calendar month next follow- ing the day of deposit, and shall cease on the first day of the calendar month in which such deposit is withdrawn. I have no authority to allow interest for the month in which the deposit is made.