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Savings Stamps

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many 10p national savings stamps were sold in the last year for which information is available; what total value of savings this represented; and what proportion of (a) the total number of all national savings stamps sold and (b) the total value of national savings during that year were accounted for by the 10p stamp.

The 10p national savings stamp is the only denomination sold. In the financial year ended 31st March 1975, 839·9 million national savings stamps were sold with a value of £83·99 million and £92·63 million worth of stamps were encashed. Stamp sales accounted for 1·53 per cent. of the total value of receipts into national savings.