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Post-War Credits

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for extending the categories of those entitled to early payment of post-war credits.

While recognising that both sides of the House must feel a bit uneasy that thousands of people have been holding these bits of paper for nearly a quarter of a century, may I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman cannot consider enlarging slightly the existing categories to give hope to more people?

The hon. Member presses me in other connections to keep down expenditure. Now he is asking me if I cannot increase it. The answer is that I cannot do both at the same time.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to enable all widows aged 40 years or more to receive repayment of their post-war credits.

Widows, irrespective of their age, are entitled to repayment of post-war credits which they hold in their own right.