HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc748-9W
Sir R. Tasker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total value of certificates of post-war credits issued to date; is he aware that hardship is inflicted upon persons with small incomes due to the fact that certificates for post-war credits are neither transferable or negotiable; and if he will remedy this.

Sir J. Anderson

The estimated total value of postwar credits in respect of Income Tax accrued up to 31st March last was given at the foot of Table II of the Financial Statement, 1944–45 (No. 71 of 25th April, 1944). The total value of the certificates actually issued to date is not available, but I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Chelsea (Captain Sidney, V.C.) on 9th November last as to the present position in regard to the issue of these certificates. I cannot see my way to accede to the suggestion made in the last part of my hon. Friend's question.

Mr. Perkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider paying post-war credits to people on attaining the age of 70 as some of these people may not live long enough to enjoy the benefits.

Sir J. Anderson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a similar question by the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Cape) on 9th November, of which I attach a copy.