HC Deb 26 April 1955 vol 540 cc41-2W
14. Wing Commander Hulbert

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the percentage increase in National Savings in each of the past four years.

Mr. R. A. Butler:

The percentage increase or decrease in the total remaining invested in the Post Office and Trustee Savings banks, National Savings Certificates, Defence Bonds, and other Government securities on the Post Office £10,000, and£20,000 per annum, respectively; and by what percentage each income group have had their net spending income increased in each of these years.

Mr. R. A. Butler:

The table below shows the successive reductions in the tax paid by a married man with two children whose income is all earned.

register, during the last four financial years is as follows:—

1951–52 1952–53
Percentage increase (+) or decrease (-). - 0.6 - 1.2
1953–54 1954–55
Percentage increase (+) or decrease (-). - 0.2 + 2.0

This last figure is partly estimated: the final figure for the total of National Savings outstanding at 31st March, 1955, is not yet available.