HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 c185W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the light of the fact that both economy steps and computer routines are resulting in difficulties in clients of clearing banks obtaining possession of paid cheques and are thus threatening the objects of the Cheques Act 1957, if he will investigate this situation before the practice becomes so widespread that formal receipts from creditors again become necessary.

Mr.Denzil Davies

Banks no longer return cheques as a matter of routine, because of the heavy costs involved. However, I understand that no bank refuses to return cheques if a customer so requests.