§ 3.31 p.m.
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. R. A. Butler)
A year ago I laid before this Committee a series of proposals which were designed, as I then said, to get usout of the slack water, lighten the ship, and give her way."—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 14th April, 1953; Vol. 514, c. 50.]My first duty today must be briefly to review the marked progress we have made since then.