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Savings Certificates

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was invested in National Savings certificates and the number of investors in July, 1945; and what are the figures at the present time to the nearest convenient date.

At 31st July, 1945, £1,816 million, including £272 million estimated interest, and at 31st March, 1949, £2,133 million, including £399 million estimated interest. The best available estimates of the number of live holdings of National Savings Certificates are 17½ million in 1945 and 17 million today.