§ 73. Mr. HACKING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his intention to include taxation of land values in his next Budget?
76. Sir F. HALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to include taxation of land values in his next Budget'?
§ Mr. HACKING
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the hon. Member for Burslem (Mr. MacLaren) has anticipated the Budget statement after, as he said, having had an interview with the Chancellor of the Exchequer?
§ Major GRAHAM POLE
Before an answer is given, may I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the speech referred to was made in my constituency and that those who heard it, with whom I have been in communication, say that the hon. Member for Burslem said no such thing, and that he was incorrectly reported?
Sir F. HALL
May I press for a reply to the speech that was made at Swadlincote? [Interruption.] On a point of Order. Seeing that a statement has been 2390 made which has indicated a private communication with the right hon. Gentleman, are we not entitled to be told in this House whether it is true or not?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
If the hon. Member wants an answer to that question, it is that I know nothing at all about it.