§ 53. Mr. BILLING
asked the Prime Minister whether steps will be taken for encouraging the manufacture and sale in this country of luxuries and non-essentials during the period of this War?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
If the hon. Member means encouraging, as appears in the question, the answer is in the negative; but if he means discouraging it is in the-affirmative.
§ Mr. BILLING
That is the reply I wish, and I would ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he would consider the advisability of actively discouraging instead of passively encouraging the manufacture and sale of luxuries and non-essentials?