§ 52. Mr. SKELTON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number and value of war savings certificates issued as at 31st December, 1924, and 31st December, 1928, respectively, and the total number of persons holding certificates at each date?
The value of savings certificates, excluding interest, outstanding on the 31st December, 1924, was £364,365,414, and on the 31st December, 1928, £359,808,029. The number of units outstanding cannot be exactly computed but is in the neighbourhood of 460 million units. No figures are available regarding the number of persons holding certificates.