HC Deb 22 February 1955 vol 537 c125W
56. Mr. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is today's nominal value, including accrued interest, of a National Savings Certificate, purchased in September, 1939, for 15s.; and what is its real purchasing power, allowing for the subsequent drop in the internal purchasing power of the £

Mr. R. A. Butler

22s. 11d. and 10s., respectively. The second figure is based on the price index of all consumer goods and services between 1939 and 1953, and the Interim Index of Retail Prices thereafter.