Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Post Office Savings.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will state the total net accretion to the Post Office savings system for (a) the first six months of 1953 and 1956, and (b) the third quarter of 1953 and 1956.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:—

TOTAL NET ACCRETIONS TO POST OFFICE SAVINGS SYSTEM.

A.First Six Months

B.Third Quarter

1953

1956

1953

1956

£

£

£

£

Post Office Savings Bank

1,615,009

264,014

1,084,337

611,538

Savings Certificates

822,741

847,655

250,423

392,764

TOTALS

2,437,750

1,111,669

1,334,760

1,004,302