HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 cc120-1W
54. Mr. Frederic Harris

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give consideration to the payment of Post-War Credits to ex-Service men of World War II who are over 50 years of age.

59. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to be in a position to announce a lowering of the age limit above which Post-War Credits may be cashed.

Sir S. Cripps

Any further release of the Post-War Credits must depend on the economic circumstances, and I cannot at present say when it will be possible to make an announcement.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now release unpaid Post-War Credits, especially in the case of ex-Service men and women.

Sir S. Cripps


69. Mr. Robinson

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the trouble and inconvenience caused to old people who do not have banking accounts by the practice of paying Post-War Credits by means of crossed cheques; and whether he will consider paying these sums by the use of a post office savings book as is done in the case of service gratuities.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The recipient of each of these cheques is told in a covering note how, if he has no banking account, the amount may be obtained through a third person. It was not found practicable to make the payments by the method which the hon. Member suggests.