HC Deb 09 October 1912 vol 42 cc336-7
14. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk (Mr. Hemmerde) had authority from him for saying in a recent speech that certain Members of the Cabinet, amongst whom was included the Chancellor of the Exchequer, approved the policy associated with the name of the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme of expropriating landlords by excessive taxation?

The CHANCELLOR of the EX-CHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I am not aware that my hon. and learned Friend ever made the statement attributed to him.

Sir J. D. REES

Has the right hon. Gentleman read the report of the hon. and learned Gentleman's speech?


I am perfectly certain that no report I have seen bears out this question.

Sir J. D. REES

Will the right hon. Gentleman say what actually is his policy? May I ask what does the right hon. Gentleman contemplate of a more drastic character than he has already done?


The hon. Gentleman should give notice of the question.