HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 cc203-4
49. Captain Balfour (for Mr. V. Adams)

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he proposes to divulge the character and details of the tax which is to replace the discarded National Defence Contribution?

Sir J. Simon

My intention is to place on the Order Paper to-morrow the terms of the Ways and Means Resolution, and I propose at the same time to lay a White Paper which will explain more precisely the nature and scope of the proposed tax. The Ways and Means Resolution will be debated in Committee early next week and as soon as the authority of the Ways and Means Resolution has been obtained, I shall at once put down the necessary new Clauses. There will then be a sufficient interval to consider them before the Committee stage of the Finance Bill is resumed.

Mr. Thurtle

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the White Paper will be available in the Vote Office?

Sir J. Simon

I cannot say at the moment, but I propose to make the White Paper available at the same time as the Ways and Means Resolution.

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