HC Deb 03 December 1959 vol 614 cc1354-5
13. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is now in a position to take the necessary steps to eccelerate the repayment of post-war credits.

Sir E. Boyle

I regret that I cannot yet make a statement about accelerating the repayment of post-war credits.

Mr. Fletcher

Why cannot the Financial Secretary do so? Is he not in a position under the existing legislation to bring additional classes of hardship into the category Which entitles them to repayment of post-war credits? In view of the present state of national prosperity, why is he not prepared to meet these cases of hardship?

Sir E. Boyle

I explained this point last week in reply to two supplementary questions asked by the hon. Member for Cardiff, South-East (Mr. Callaghan). I have no further statement to make at present beyond what my right hon. Friend has already said on the subject.