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War Savings Campaign

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total of small savings made by citizens of Britain since the war began.

The War Savings Campaign opened on 22nd November, 1939. The total of small savings raised between that date and 14th August, 1945, was £3,651,869,779, made up as follows:

National Savings Certificates1,420,336,196
Defence Bonds835,284,642
Increase in balances due to depositors in Post Office Savings Bank and Trustee Savings Banks1,396,248,941