HC Deb 06 December 1951 vol 494 c2559
47. Mr. Donald Chapman

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the economies which his Government proposes to effect in public expenditure, he will broadcast to the nation about their impact, particularly on the food subsidies and the social services, including education.

The Prime Minister

The Government's detailed proposals for reducing public expenditure will be presented in the first instance to this House.

Mr. Chapman

Will not the Prime Minister try to explain his answer a little further, in view of the public concern about the whole matter? We have had a statement from the National Union of Teachers protesting about possible effects on the school-leaving age. The Prime Minister is sending us into the Recess without any information at all.

Hon. Members


Hon. Members


Mr. Speaker

Order. It is past half-past three.