HC Deb 15 March 1934 vol 287 cc597-8W

asked the Postmaster-General if an account is kept of the loss sustained by the public upon the destruction of savings certificates through fire or accident or other causes; and if he will state the gain to the Exchequer which arose in this way during 1932 and 1933?


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.