§ 9. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has now studied a memorandum of six points sent to him in December by the Associated Chambers of Commerce; what action he proposes to take; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
As I have already told the President of the Association, I shall consider its views in connection with my Budget policy.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Has my right hon. Friend further considered a report from the British Federation of Industries and the National Union of Manufacturers, reported in the "Financial Times" yesterday, to which I have called his attention? Would he take immediate and courageous steps to clean up the mess left by the Socialist Government before it is too late?
§ Mr. Butler
My answer to that is that I have cleaned up quite a lot already. I have read the extract to which my hon. Friend referred me.