HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 cc657-8W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the number of persons in the city of Liverpool who are depositors in the Post Office Savings Bank and the total amount standing to their credit at the end of the last financial year; stating also how this figure and amount compares with those of the previous year?

Sir W. Womersley

The accounts of the Post Office Savings Bank are balanced to the 31st December each year.

The numbers of depositors having Savings Bank accounts opened at Post Offices within the area of the Liverpool City Council were at the 31st December, 1936, 146,350, and at the 31st December, 1937, 154,360; the total amounts standing to their credit were £3,898,350 and £4,284,220 respectively.

It is not possible to say how many of these depositors are now resident in Liverpool, as a Post Office Savings Bank account is known throughout its life by the name of the office at which it was opened, and transactions continue to be recorded in that account wherever the depositor may reside.