§ 56. Mr. Glenvil Hall
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as the income limits at present imposed upon claimants for immediate compensation for damage caused by air-raids have created hardship for many people, he will consider the possibility of raising them?
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Kingsley Wood)
As my right hon. 590 Friend the Prime Minister has already explained, appropriate mitigating measures are being taken in the border-line cases lying just above the income limits normally prescribed for advances in respect of essential furniture and clothing, etc.
§ Sir K. Wood
I have asked the officers concerned to be generous in their application. The question is receiving consideration. If the hon. Member has any case in mind, I shall be glad to have it examined.
§ 68. Mr. Touche
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in many cases of war damage to property it is not possible for the claimant to deliver a detailed claim within 30 days; and whether in such cases the Inland Revenue are prepared to grant a reasonable extension of that period?
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)
Yes, Sir. It is stated on the form of claim that in the circumstances mentioned by my hon. Friend a reasonable extension of the 30 days will be allowed.