§ 45. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will be able to announce the policy of the Government with regard to the taxation of co-operative societies when he opens his forthcoming Budget?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
My hon. and gallant Friend must not expect me to anticipate the Budget statement.
§ Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
When my right hon. Friend is considering this matter, will he bear in mind, in addition to the report of the Royal Commission, the very voluminous evidence given on behalf of the retail traders of this country by the deputation which I had the honour of introducing to him some months ago?
In the event of legislation being introduced, will the right hon. Gentleman define a co-operative society so as to exclude—