§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Henry Brooke)
I hope to be in a position to make a statement shortly. I regret I am not able to do so today.
§ Mr. D. Jones
Cannot the hon. Gentleman be a little more forthcoming? Last year he told a deputation of which I was a member that he would shortly be making a statement. What does he mean by "shortly"? Is it months or years?
§ Mr. Brooke
I remember the deputation which I had the pleasure of meeting 992 last December. I did not use the word "shortly" then, but I made certain promises, and I shall keep those promises.