HC Deb 13 May 1971 vol 817 cc151-2W
Mr. Rost

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what circumstances non-holders of premium bond numbers have received prizes in the draw.

Mr. Higgins

Non-holders of Premium Savings Bonds are never awarded prizes in the draw. In a recent case widely reported in the Press a warrant for a prize, correctly made out to the proper prize winner, was delivered to the wrong address in the same road as a result of an incorrect reading of the address given by the bondholder. Such mistakes are extremely rare and safeguards exist to prevent the encashment of prize warrants by people not entitled to them.

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