HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 c360W
Miss Hoey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will lower the limit on the minimum purchase of premium bonds to £10. [30249]

Mrs. Angela Knight

[holding answer 21 May 1996]: No. The increase in the minimum purchase to £100 was made in July 1989. At the time of the change the average purchase of premium bonds was £150. It is now much higher, at £1,730.