HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c1479
60. Brigadier Mackeson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent payment of postwar credits has been delayed owing to the failure of Government printers to supply cheques to the Chief Inspector of Taxes, Departmental Claims Branch.

68. Commander Noble

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that certain claimants for payment of postwar credits to men over 65, who were informed last June that payment would be made in September, are now being informed that these payments are postponed until the middle of December; and what steps he is taking to accelerate these payments and so avoid any additional hardship.

Mr. Dalton

I regret a delay in the supply of cheques to this particular office, resulting in delay in dealing with some 30,000 out of a total of 1,460,000 applicants. More than 1,200,000 payments amounting to more than £34 million, have already been made to old people, and steps have been taken to speed up payment in all outstanding cases.