HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1732-3W
Sir C. Edwards

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amounts, separately, of the sums collected in the Wings for Victory Week, the Warships Week and the Spitfire Week; the proportion received from the small investors; the principle on which this is based; and the amounts received from any other special weeks not mentioned above.

Mr. Assheton

The following table gives the information relating to the special Weeks organised in connection with the War Savings Campaigns:

(1) (2) Total subscribed. (3)Small Savings included in total. (4) Proportion of (3) to (2).
£ £ Per cent.
War Weapons Weeks {16th September, 1940 to 28th June, 1941) 469,007,713 141,023,001 30.1
Warship Weeks (18th October, 1941 to 28th March, 1942) 545,640,770 141,090,987 25.9
Wings for Victory Weeks (6th March, 1943 to 3rd July, 1943) 615,945,713 179,539,021 29.1

"Small Savings" consist of investments in 3 per cent. Defence Bonds and National Savings Certificates, increases in the balance due to depositors in the Post Office and Trustee Savings Banks, and purchases of National Savings Stamps and Gift Tokens.