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Bank Services

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of people over the age of 18 years who do not have a bank account; and if he will make a statement. (245432)

The Government are committed to reducing financial exclusion and increasing the number of people who can manage their money by using a bank account.

The Family Resources Survey data for 2006-07, published in June this year, show that the number of adults living without access to a bank account fell from 2.8 million in 2002-03 to 2.1 million in 2006-07.