HC Deb 15 March 1956 vol 550 cc546-7
37. Mr. Hayman

asked the Chancellor of othe Exchequer whether, in preparing his forthcoming Budget, he will arrange for persons who are totally disabled to get their post-war credits refunded on reaching the age of fifty-five.

Mr. H. Brooke

I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget statement.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Minister bear in mind that in the week during which I tabled this Question I had two letters from constituents who are in this unfortunate category? As the concession does not amount to much, will he urge his right hon. Friend the Chancellor to grant it?

Mr. Brooke

I will certainly draw my right hon. Friend's attention to what the hon. Member has said.

Mr. H. Wilson

The right hon. Gentleman said that he cannot anticipate the Chancellor's Budget statement. Taken in conjunction with his answer last week about advertising, when he indicated that the Chancellor's mind was closed on that matter, does it mean that the Chancellor's mind is open at any rate on this proposal?

Mr. Brooke

My right hon. Friend authorised me to make a definite statement in answer to the Question about tax relief for advertising expenses last week, and he also authorised me, in the perfectly normal manner, to give an answer today on this subject of post-war credits that I could not anticipate his Budget statement.