§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the present limit on monthly deposits under the Post Office "Save as You Earn'. scheme was introduced; what would be the equivalent figure at the present time to retain the value in real terms; and whether he will increase the limit.
§ Mr. Lawson
The current monthly contribution limit of £50 on the Department for National Savings 3rd Issue index-linked "Save as You Earn" scheme came into operation on 1 April 1981. We have no present intention to make a further increase in this limit.