HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c568W
Mr. Pearson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will provide data from the family resources survey on the average amount of savings held per household in(a) Post Office accounts, (b) tax-exempt special savings accounts, (c) building society accounts, (d) bank accounts, (e) other accounts, (f) gilts, (g) unit trusts, (h) stocks and shares,(i) personal equity plans,(j) national savings bonds,(k) save-as-you-earn and(l) premium bonds, broken down by gross weekly household income divided into £100 bands. [20478]

Mr. Burt

This information is not available.

The family resources survey collects data on the amount of money respondents have in different accounts, but only for those respondents who are willing to provide an estimate of the value of their total savings and report a value between £1,500 and £20,000. Around 35 per cent. of all households surveyed fall into this category.