HC Deb 01 July 1924 vol 175 c1160W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that children from seven to nine years of age experience difficulty in obtaining withdrawals from the Post Office Savings Bank, because postmasters and other officers of the Post Office will not recognise script as handwriting; and whether, until the Board of Education permit handwriting to be taught in elementary schools, he will give instructions for children's signatures in script to be accepted?


Script signatures are recognised by the Post Office as valid; but some inquiry may be necessary where the handwriting of a depositor in the Savings Bank is altered in style during the currency of an account. The circumstances do not appear to call for the issue of any fresh instruction.