§ Mr. CLYNES
The Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies tells me that the latest information available relating to the total amount advanced on mortgage by building societies over a period of 12 months is contained in his Report for the year 1929, Part 5, Section II, pp. 76–77. The figure given is £58,664,684 and this relates approximately to the year 1928. No information is available as to the rate of interest charged on advances made.