HC Deb 21 July 1955 vol 544 c64W
61. Mr. J. Howard

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will issue a notice making it clear that women inheriting post-war credits are entitled to repayment of those credits either on reaching their sixtieth birthday or on the sixty-fifth birthday of a deceased male holder of those credits, whichever date is the earlier.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I welcome this opportunity of again drawing attention to the fact that payment of a deceased person's post-war credits can be claimed when the original holder would have been 65 if a man, or 60 if a woman, or when the present holder reaches 65 if a man, or 60 if a woman, whichever is the earlier. Wide publicity was given to this matter when last year's Finance Bill became law, and I hope that this Question and Answer will serve to remind those concerned of the position. An explanatory leaflet and form of claim are available at all tax and post offices.