§ Sir William Clark
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the retirement issue national savings certificates.
§ Mr. Lawson
Yes. Retirement issue national savings certificates will continue to be index-linked after the original five-year term of investment. These arrangements will apply until further notice. A formal notice of the extension terms is being published today in the London, Edinburgh and BelfastGazettes as required by the prospectus.