§ Mr. Bob Dunn
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individual complaints he has received following the change in value of prizes offered to premium bond holders.
§ Mr. Lawson
So far 706 letters and telephone calls have been received objecting to the two changes announced this year in the premium savings bond prize structure. Only a small number of these are objections to the new prize structure to operate from January 1980; the majority refer to the temporary prize structure to apply to the September to December 1979 prize draws. There are 25.6 million premium savings bond holders.