HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 cc1625-6W
Sir A. Evans

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amounts of subscriptions to 3 per cent. Savings Bonds, 1960–70, on the Bank of England Register and the Post Office Register, respectively.

Sir J. Anderson

The amounts received by the Exchequer to 29th July were:

Bank of England Register—£966,000,000.

Post Office Register*—£31,000,000.

(* Including subscriptions under the Trustee Savings Banks Prospectus.)

I regret that in the statement which I made on Tuesday, 1st August, about the new issue of Savings Bonds, the figure which I gave for the total of the current issue related only to the Bank of England Register and excluded the amount on the Post Office Register. As shown above, the total amount of the current issue was approximately £997,000,000 on 29th July.