§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Postmaster-General if an account is kept of the loss sustained by the public upon the destruction of savings certificates through fire 598W or accident or other causes; and if he will state the gain to the Exchequer which arose in this way during 1932 and 1933?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The only record the Post Office possesses is that of applications made by holders who report their loss. In these cases, which amount to over 3,000 a year, duplicates are issued on payment of 1s. per application, to cover the work involved, and there is therefore no gain to the Exchequer.