§ 82. Lieut.-Colonel Hyde
asked the Postmaster-General what authority post office assistants have for demanding to see identity cards before paying out sums of money on demand to persons holding Post Office savings accounts.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
Authority is given by Regulation 6000 of the Defence (General) Regulations as extended by the Emergency Laws (Continuance) Order, 1950.
§ Ness Edwards
Any civilian applying to open a Post Office Savings Bank account either in his own name or in the name of another person, including a child under seven, is required to produce his National Registration identity card. The identity card required is that of the person who attends at the post office irrespective of whether or not he is the intended depositor. Evidence of identity was not required before 1939.