HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 cc483-5W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, since the postwar credits will shortly become payable to men of the age of 65 years and over and women of the age of 6o years and over, it

Mr. Dalton:

Information in respect of the year ended 31st March, 1946, is not yet available, but the following table covers the 11 months' period 1st April, 1945, to 28th February, 1946.

The quantities of each class of Hydrocarbon Oils retained for home consumption and the respective net amounts of duty received therefrom during the II months ended 28th February, 1946, were approximately, as follow:

is the Government's intention to extend this benefit so as to make it payable to the beneficiaries or their executors of such persons who had reached that age and who have died, with special regard to the beneficiaries who are their children and where the postwar credits have been divided into the proper proportions applicable.

Mr. Dalton:

I propose that the title to repayment shall depend on the age of the beneficiary and not on the age of the deceased.