HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 c1073
72. Mr. Rankin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the rapid decline in population which is expected to take place in this country during the next 25 years; and whether, in view of the difficulties which such a reduction would cause from the point of view of revenue, he will give special consideration, in connection with his forthcoming Budget, to a further increase in family allowances?

Mr. Chamberlain

My hon. Friend may rest assured that all relevant factors will be taken into consideration in framing the Budget.

Mr. Bellenger

Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to receive a deputation from heavily-burdened parents on this matter?

Mr. Thorne

When the Chancellor of the Exchequer is making up his next Budget, will he consider the possibility of giving £10 for every child that is born?