HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 cc31-2
60. Mr. Prescott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that there is a shortage in post offices of forms for claiming payment of post war credits; and what steps he will take to remedy this position.

Sir S. Cripps

I am not aware of any shortage of these forms, but if difficulty in obtaining them has been experienced in any particular locality, I shall be glad to have inquiries made if the hon. Member will send me particulars.

Mr. Prescott

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that an aged man in my constituency sent his daughter to a Post Office to obtain a form, but none was available and subsequently he died before any form could be obtained, and as a result post war credits were denied to his family? Will he do his best to ensure that cases of this kind cannot occur anywhere else in the country?

Sir S. Cripps

We certainly take steps to see that forms are available and if the hon. Gentleman will send particulars, I will have the case looked into.