HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc267-8W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many £25,000 tax-free prizes for Premium Savings Bonds have been paid out since that value was introduced in February, 1966, as a quarterly prize, and subsequently a weekly prize; and how many of the recipients live in, or bought their bonds in, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Greater London and in the rest of England by county borough and administrative county.

Mr. Higgins

Eleven tax-free quarterly Premium Savings Bond prizes of £25,000 were won between February, 1966, and August, 1968, and 170 similar weekly prizes were won between September, 1968, and 4th December, 1971.

The geographical distribution based on the recorded addresses of bondholders at the time the prizes were won is as follows:

Scotland (7)
Edinburgh. Dumfriesshire.
Glasgow. Perthshire.
Aberdeenshire. Wigtownshire.
Wales (7)
Swansea. Monmouthshire.
Glamorgan (3). Denbighshire.
N. Ireland (1)
London(including Middlesex) (36).
England (129)
Birmingham (6). Cornwall (2).
Bradford. Devon (7).
Brighton (2). Durham (2).
Bristol (2). Dorset (5).
Coventry (2). Essex (10).
Derby. Gloucestershire (3).
Hull. Hampshire (2).
Leeds. Hertfordshire (2).
Leicester. Kent (7).
Liverpool. Lancashire (5).
Manchester (2). Lincolnshire (4).
Middlesbrough (2). Northamptonshire (2).
Nottingham (2).
Newcastle-on-Tyne (2). Norfolk (5).
Plymouth. Somerset (4).
Stoke-on-Trent. Suffolk.
Southampton. Surrey (6).
Berkshire (3). Sussex (9).
Buckinghamshire (3). Wiltshire.
Worcestershire (4).
Cambridgeshire (2). Yorkshire (7).
Cheshire (3).

In addition to the above, one £25,000 prize has been won by a United Kingdom resident overseas.