§ Mr. Pounderasked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what was the total sum of new savings invested in National Savings during the first three months of 1968; and what was the corresponding figure for the first three months of 1967;

(2) what was the total sum of new savings invested in National Savings 129W during the second quarter of 1968; and what was the corresponding figure for the second quarter of 1967;

(3) what was the total sum of withdrawals from National Savings during the second quarter of 1968; and what was the corresponding figure for the second quarter of 1967;

(4) what was the total sum of withdrawals from National Savings during the first three months of 1968; and what was the corresponding figure for the first three months of 1967.

§ Mr. Harold Lever

(£ million) New Savings Withdrawals 1st Quarter 1967 … 697.6 691.7 1st Quarter 1968 … 706.9 671.9 2nd Quarter 1967 … 738.4 695.8 2nd Quarter 1968 … 729.7 754.8 (provisional) (provisional)