§ Mr. Callaghan
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General why Post Office savings book number 29995, which was held by his office at Penarth on 4th December, 1951, for checking, has not been returned to the holder; and why no duplicate book has been issued despite two applications on 22nd January and 5th February.
§ Mr. Gammans
The bank book No. 29995 was returned to the depositor in normal course after it had been checked against the official record of the account. When the depositor reported that the book had not been received a duplicate book was issued on the 9th February, 1952. This book also appears to have gone astray. Further investigations are being made into this case on the spot and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as they are complete.