HC Deb 21 March 1974 vol 870 c1317
27. Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider introducing tax relief for the holders of War Loan 3½ per cent. Government stock.

Mr. Dell

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

Mr. McNair-Wilson

Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that successive Governments have treated this group of small investors extremely shabbily? Many of them have seen their savings completely eroded. If the right hon. Gentleman is not prepared to consider tax relief, will he date the stock so that holders of it may save something from the wreck at some point?

Mr. Dell

I note what the hon. Gentleman says, but I can make no further comment.