§ 9. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will introduce legislation providing for the repayment of post-war credits within a month of application to those who produce medical certificates of serious illness and who are unable to return to work.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I will consider this and other matters affecting post-war credits at the appropriate time, but I cannot give any undertaking.
§ Mr. Freeman
In view of the fact that the right hon. Gentleman has stated that the only difficulty in dealing with this matter is that of drawing a line and defining hardship, does not the proposal contained in this Question indicate a method by which the problem could be dealt with satisfactorily? Will the Chancellor look at it again and, if there is a doubtful case, always give the recipient the benefit of the doubt?
§ Mr. Butler
I said that I would consider this and other matters at the appropriate time, and that I will do.
§ Mr. Shurmer
In view of the concession made by the Chancellor this year to a small section of the community—ho very much appreciated it—ill the right hon. Gentleman consider the whole question of taxation and try to give more sections of the community some concession in regard to post-war credits?