HC Deb 17 March 1938 vol 333 c594
70. Mr. Mander

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the advisability of introducing in his Budget a levy on capital with a view of producing funds for the payment of rearmament?

Sir J. Simon

I cannot discuss beforehand the contents of the Budget statement.

Mr. Mander

Does not the Chancellor of the Exchequer think that such a measure would show the world that we are really in earnest; and, in framing his Budget, will he give careful consideration to including something of this kind?