HC Deb 19 November 1941 vol 376 cc338-9W
Mr. Cary

asked the Postmaster-General whether he proposes to take any steps to increase the popularity as Christmas gifts of National Savings gift tokens?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Yes, Sir. As from next Monday, the surcharge of 1d. per document on all National Savings gift tokens will be removed. In addition, arrangements have been made whereby gift tokens can be used for deposits in the Post Office and Trustee Savings Banks as well as for the purchase of National Savings Certificates. A new and more attractive issue of gift tokens will be available at all post offices and trustee savings banks early in December, but in the meantime, gift tokens of the existing issue can be obtained from post offices. National Savings Christmas cards also will shortly be obtainable at post offices and trustee savings banks. As my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has said, National Savings gift tokens and National Savings Christmas cards are clearly the best form of Christmas gift this year, and I hope that the public will make the fullest possible use of them.