§ 50. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will follow the precedent of the late Government and 207 publish a popular illustrated summary of his Budget proposals and the effect of re-armament and economy cuts on the national life.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The question of publishing some popular account of Budget problems and measures is now under consideration, but it is too early to say definitely what can be done.
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the previous Government published a very simple, interesting pamphlet called "The Budget and Your Pocket" and that it would help me to explain his Budget to the farmers in my constituency if he published a pamphlet of that kind illustrated by Low?
§ Mr. Butler
The hon. Member had better wait till he sees what is in my Budget before he asks for that.
§ Captain Richard Pilkington
Would not an illustrated summary of the late Government's financial policy be an example of the worst sort of "comics"?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Does the Chancellor's original answer mean that he does not envisage the possibility of any popular summary of his Budget being published?