HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 c2114
52. Sir R. Clarry

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the approximate proportion of the whole of the country who are now dependent directly and indirectly on money obtained from State and local authority sources such as the services, pensioners and all war expenditure?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)

I am afraid that it is not possible to obtain the information which my hon. Friend desires.