§ 51. Mr. MABANE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the general alarm at the prospect of another large surplus of revenue over expenditure accruing at the end of the current financial year; whether he is aware that this is being interpreted as evidence of over-taxation; and whether, in the circumstances, he is prepared to propose any measures to secure an immediate lightening of the present burden of taxation?
§ Mr. COOPER
It is much too early in the year to draw any firm conclusion regarding the final outcome of the Budget. The position is satisfactory, but I know of no reason at this time for anticipating alarmingly favourable results. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.