HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 cc9-10
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.