HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc821-2
89. Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, before considering the proposals of economists which include compulsory saving to meet the cost of the war, and imply redistribution of existing wealth and reduction of the trade of those who make and/or sell consumption goods, he will consult with prominent economists in order to devise schemes to increase the national real wealth from which taxation and savings emerge?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)

My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that His Majesty's Government attach importance to expert advice on matters of economic policy, and that there is more than one channel through which they obtain it.