HC Deb 23 March 1950 vol 472 cc2168-9
68. Wing-Commander Bullus

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the outstanding amount of post-war credits owed to the people of Great Britain, and the present annual rate of repayment

Mr. Jay

The total amount of postwar credit outstanding is about £650 million. The present rate of repayment is about £17 million a year.

Wing-Commander Bullus

Would the hon. Gentleman consider making repayment in all cases of proved hardship?

Mr. Jay

I cannot anticipate the Budget in that matter.

Mr. Baldwin

Has the hon. Gentleman considered paying to the next-of-kin the interest on post-war credits which would have been paid to the holders if they had lived?