HC Deb 29 March 1923 vol 162 cc721-2
Mr. A. LEACH (by Private Notice)

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the statements contained in the "Daily Express" of this morning, in which certain. definite Budget proposals are set forth on what purports to be his authority, and that a certain account is also given of alleged Cabinet Discussions on the proposals; if so what action he proposes to take in the matter.


I have not seen the article in question, but the hon. Member was good enough to speak to me as I was entering the House to-day, and showed me the article in question. There is not a syllable of truth in it from beginning to end. It. is pure invention and reflects great credit on the imagination of the author. The steps I propose to take are to introduce my Budget on 16th April.


In view of the fact that the principal owner of this journal, who is eking out a precarious livelihood by these disreputable meanings, is also. —[Interruption.]


If there is no syllable of truth in the report, how is it that great credit is due to the imagination of the man who wrote it?


The Chancellor's humour aid not penetrate the Scottish mind.