HC Deb 05 August 1941 vol 373 cc1802-3W
Mr. Daggar

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that many persons, such as old age pensioners, widows, etc., find it impossible to meet the demand now being made under the War Damage Act; and will he take the necessary steps to relieve them of this insurance payment?

Sir K. Wood

I would remind my hon. Friend that at the Committee stage of the War Damage Bill I made a statement recognising how heavily the contribution in respect of house property will press upon certain individuals and sections of the community. The Inland Revenue Department will allow payment to be made by instalments in cases where people find themselves in difficulty in meeting a demand for immediate payment in full, and in any such case the contributor should explain the circumstances of the particular case to the collector of taxes concerned.