§ 56. Captain Ryder
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the event of a man dying before reaching 65 years of age, whether his regulations permit the postwar credits inherited by his widow to be made payable at such time as they would have been paid to her husband had he lived.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
No, Sir. In these circumstances, the post-war credit is payable to the widow when she reaches the age of 60.
§ Captain Ryder
Would it not be possible to make this much-needed concession? How much would it cost?
§ Mr. Joynson-Hicks
Is the Chancellor aware that the inability to encash postwar credits is causing very great annoyance and aggravation to widows, who feel that they are being swindled?
§ Sir W. Smithers
If a private individual refused to pay his debts, he would find himself in the Old Bailey.