HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 cc194-5
52. Mr. H. G. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he contemplates any investigation into the future burden of taxation, having regard to the slowing-up of the growth of population and the automatic increase in the cost of social services consequential upon the increasing proportion of elderly persons in the population?

Sir J. Simon

This is one of the important questions which is kept constantly under review, but my hon. Friend will hardly expect me to deal with it in detail by way of question and answer.

Mr. Williams

Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to impose any check on the growth of public expenditure in view of these dangers ahead of us?