§ Mr. Maples
The only data available are from bank issuers of Mastercard and Visa. These show that at the end
Proposed date of publication (1991) Supplement to the Autumn Statement Friday 1 February Department of Social Security Friday 1 February Ministry of Defence Tuesday 5 February Department of Employment Tuesday 5 February Home Office (including Charity Commission) Tuesday 5 February Cabinet Office Thursday 7 February Chancellor of the Exchequer's Departments and Net Payments to EC Institutions Thursday 7 February Energy Thursday 7 February Department of Transport Thursday 7 February Department of Health and Office of Population Censuses and Surveys Thursday 7 February Department of Education and Science Monday 11 February Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Intervention Board and Forestry Commission Tuesday 12 February Trade and Industry Tuesday 12 February Environment Wednesday 13 February Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including ODA) Wednesday 13 February Office of Arts and Libraries Wednesday 13 February Legal Departments Thursday 14 February Scotland Thursday 14 February Wales Friday 15 February Northern Ireland Friday 15 February
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of 1989 there were 28.6 million such cards issued in the United Kingdom. The comparable figure at the end of 1980 was 11.7 million. Data for other countries could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.