HC Deb 13 February 1945 vol 408 cc29-30
48. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any decision has been made regarding the repayment of post-war credits to old age pensioners and others who cease to be liable to Income Tax through retirement, sickness, etc.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Anderson)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Cape) on 9th November, of which I am sending him a copy. [OFFICIAL REPORT, Vol. 404, C. 1551.]

Mr. Woodburn

As my recollection is that no arrangements have been made for repayment and that some old age pensioners are under the impression that they are to be paid, would not my right hon. Friend make the position clear?

Sir J. Anderson

In the reply I referred to, it was made clear that it was the essence of the scheme that post-war credits repayment should not be made until after the war, and that it is not practicable to make exceptions.