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

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will state (a) the net accretions to the Post Office savings system for the periods October, 1953 and 1956, and for the period 1st November to 13th November, inclusive; and (b) the total accretion for the first ten months of the years 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:—

NET ACCRETIONS TO POST OFFICE SAVINGS SYSTEM.

A.

B.

October 1953

October 1956

First ten months 1953

First ten months 1956

Post Office Savings Bank

–75,918

218,000*

2,623,428

1,094,000*

Savings Certificates

–53,623

133,008*

1,019,741

1,177,404*

–129,541

351,008

3,643,169

2,271,404

*Estimated.

Figures for the period 1st-13th November are not available.