§ 59. Mr. Osborne
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many paid people are employed by the National Savings Movement; and what is the annual cost of salaries, printing and other expenses.
§ Mr. Osborne
Is the Financial Secretary aware that the average sale of Savings Certificates during the last month for which figures were published was only £105,000 per week, as against over £5,000,000 in 1943, and in view of the smallness of sales now does he not think that the whole thing ought to be recast and put on to a voluntary basis, and expenses saved?
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
A great deal of it is on a voluntary basis. A wonderful job of work is being done by thousands of voluntary workers, and we are very grateful to them.