HC Deb 09 November 1948 vol 457 c1380
58. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state to the last convenient date the approximate total amount of post-war Income Tax credits due to taxpayers; what total amounts would be paid; and the number entitled to payment if the Treasury agreed to repayment on the following basis; persons entitled to post-war credits from £1—£50;£50—£100; and those over £100.

Sir S. Cripps

The total amount of Income Tax post-war credit now outstanding is £675 million. I am afraid that the information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.

Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite

Is the Chancellor giving this somewhat intricate and difficult problem consideration with a view to some amelioration in his next Budget?

Sir S. Cripps

I am not aware of any intricate problem here, nor am I going to say anything about the next Budget.