56. Mr. DOYLE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is in a position to make any definite statement respecting the levy on War fortunes in lieu of the increase of the tax on excess profits to the extent of an additional 20 per cent.; and, in view of the anxiety in business circles, and the uncertainty on the part of the investing public, when he will be in a position to make a final pronouncement on the matter?
The decision of the Government was announced yesterday. For any further information, I must ask my hon. Friend to await this afternoon's discussion.