§ 58. Mr. Vernon Bartlett
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now arrange that old age pensions should not be subjected to Income Tax.
§ 59. Mr. Jennings
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is in a position to make a statement about excess profits post-war credits and Income Tax post war credits in view of the urgent need for firms to renew plant and machinery and private individuals to renew household goods.
§ 60. Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when it is anticipated that post-war credits will be paid to civilians.
61. Mr. E. P. Smith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the interests of production, he will consider abolishing Income Tax on overtime earnings in all cases of workers who have otherwise worked a full week.
§ 62. Mr. Mallalieu
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will remove the Purchase Tax on children's play ground equipment.
§ 68. Captain Gammans
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now prepared to abolish the Purchase Tax on domestic electrical appliances.
§ 69. Wing-Commander Hulbert
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take into consideration representations made to him for review of the taxation on motor vehicles, with a view to abolishing the present system and insti- 922 tuting a small registration fee and an increased tax on petrol.
§ 71. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will abolish the present horse-power tax on motor-cars and obtain the equivalent revenue by a tax on petrol.
§ 74. Mr. Sidney Shephard
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered and will adopt the suggestion of the Building Societies Association that post-war credits should be made available immediately for house purchase.
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Dalton)
I must ask my hon. Friends to await my Budget Statement.
§ Mr. Stokes
Arising out of the answer to Question 58, will the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he is considering his Budget Statement, consider whether this might not be a way out of the jam into which the Government have got themselves over old age pensions?