HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c138W
41. Mr. Lewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give the monthly totals of the number of bankruptcies since October, 1951, until the latest convenient stated date.

Sir D. Eccles

The figures of receiving orders published in theLondon Gazette are the following:—

widows with children in any one financial year.

Mr. Powell

Assuming that women who are already widows and still have children under 16 are included, the cost would be about £5 million in the first year and about £¼ million in each subsequent year.

61. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider paying post-war credits to widows, with children, on the death of the husband.

Mr. Powell

My right hon. Friend has taken note of my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, but there are great difficulties in picking out special classes, on hardship grounds, for early release of post-war credits.