HC Deb 09 November 1944 vol 404 c1551W
Mr. Cape

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if arrangements can be made to enable old age pensioners who have definitely retired from employment to draw any post-war credits from the Treasury that have been set aside for them.

Sir J. Anderson

I am afraid that I cannot make exceptional arrangements such as my hon. Friend suggests. As my predecessor explained in reply to a similar question by my hon. Friend the Member for South Dorset (Viscount Hinchingbrooke) on 19th January, 1943, it is of the essence of the scheme for Income Tax post-war credits that the tax put to the post-war credit should no be made available to the taxpayer until after the war.