HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c47W
64. Mr. Prescott

asked the Postmaster-General how many applications were made in the last twelve months by parents to withdraw savings certificates registered in the name of a child under seven years of age; of such applications how many were refused; and what were the total respective sums involved.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

The number and amount of these applications are not recorded but it is estimated that the number of applications during the last twelve months was about 45,000, that payment was made in 36,000 cases, and that in 9,00o cases the application was either dropped on inquiry or was refused. The amount paid is estimated to have been £424,000 and the amount not paid £107,000.