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Premium Bonds

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many premium bonds with what monetary value have been purchased in each of the last 12 months. (253432)

The following table contains the value of premium bond sales for the period January 2008 to December 2008:

Total sales

Value (£)

2008

January

478,387,451

February

423,566,785

March

461,970,631

April

531,465,390

May

421,230,240

June

425,737,360

July

484,071,670

August

424,526,830

September

895,707,050

October

1,424,850,770

November

636,302,120

December

464,942,550

Total

7,072,758,846

These figures are un-audited and the December 2008 figure is provisional. With regard to the number of premium bonds sold, as each bond has a value of £1, the volume of premium bonds sold and the value of those sales are identical.