HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 cc202-3
52. Mr. Donner

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the new financial burdens to be shouldered in the next Budget due to rearmament, he will now announce cuts in Government expenditure to ease as far as practicable this burden on the nation as a whole.

Mr. Gaitskell

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given him on 19th September and 24th October.

Mr. Donner

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the repeated refusal to publish this information underlines the Government's indifference to the hardship caused by over-taxation?

Mr. Gaitskell

My reply was that these were matters which would be considered in connection with the Estimates.