§ 59. Mr. J. L. Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an estimate of the amount of postwar credits already paid and of the 1962 amount still to be paid to those of pension age.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Up to 31st March, 1948, £114 million was repaid and it is estimated that during the current year another £20 million will be repaid mainly to persons who reach the qualifying age of 65, men, or 60, women, during the year.
§ Mr. Williams
Will my right hon. Friend now consider reducing the age limit for this payment, or extending payment to cases of hardship below the present age limit?