§ 48. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what increase there would be to the National Debt of £25,631 million if National Debt arising out of the 1914–18 war was added.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The published figures of external debt exclude £1,032,427,000 in respect of debt arising out of the war of 1914–18.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer in future not try to cover up his tracks, but let us have a full and frank publication of the state of the country's finances?