Post-war Credits

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th December 1957.

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Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East 12:00 am, 19th December 1957

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the great hardship that arises in a large number of individual cases of elderly persons having no other means, he will now make general provision for the earlier repayment of Post-war Credits.

Photo of Mr Enoch Powell Mr Enoch Powell , Wolverhampton South West

I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget Statement.

Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East

Will the Minister bear in mind that there is great concern about this? The value of Post-war Credits is diminishing, and an increasing number of elderly people without other means, often in ill health, are suffering great hardship because they cannot get these Post-war Credits repaid?

Photo of Mr Enoch Powell Mr Enoch Powell , Wolverhampton South West

This is a question which it will fall to my right hon. Friend to consider in making his Budget.