HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 cc6-7
10. Mr. Palmer

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to authorise the repayment of post-war credits to all those who have been in receipt of National Insurance benefits for a period of not less than 13 weeks, those entitled to disablement benefit and to next-of-kin on death by virtue of bequest, assignment or other legal right.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Henry Brooke)

I cannot anticipate the statement which my right hon. Friend will be rising this afternoon to make.

Mr. Palmer

While appreciating the difficulty of the hon. Gentleman's right hon. Friend, may I ask whether he would not agree that action of this kind would be a tremendous step forward after nearly 4½ years of opportunity?

Mr. Brooke

I think I had better express no opinions, but ask the hon. Gentleman to wait a few more minutes.