HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc447-8
61. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is prepared to take further steps to prevent increments of wealth to persons or institutions during the war, arising out of all or part of excess profits, in order to minimise the sacrifices required from other sections of the community for the prosecution of the war?

Captain Crookshank

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given in answer to a question by the right hon. Member for East Edinburgh (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence) on 10th October last, to which I have nothing to add.

Mr. Woodburn

Is the Minister not aware that great dissatisfaction exists because sacrifices are being demanded from large numbers of the population, while other people are still permitted to profiteer in arms and other things?