§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of increasing delays experienced by investors when applying to redeem National Savings Certificates on their expiration; and what steps he proposes to take to speed up such redemptions.
§ Mr. Benn
The Savings Certificate Division is now in the process of moving from London to Durham as part of the scheme for dispersing Government offices from London. Until the move is completed it will take a day or two longer to deal with repayments. The recent wave of repayments in connection with the new 12th issue of Certificates, caused some temporary delay which has now been cleared.